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By Ilkka Niiniluoto (auth.), Thomas Bonk (eds.)

This assortment originated at a convention equipped by way of the Institute Vienna Circle and the collage of Vienna at the Vienna Circle and Logical Empiricism and was once held in Vienna in July 2001. (cf. The Vienna Orcle and Logical Empiricism. second look and destiny views. Edited by means of FrieĀ­ drich Stadler. Dordrecht-Boston-London: Kluwer, 2003, Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 10). the entire essays during this quantity with one exception are in accordance with talks offered on that social gathering and seem the following for the 1st time. The contributions handle a huge variety of concerns within the philosophy of Rudolf Carnap, yet subject matters stand out. Many authors reply without delay or not directly to objections opposed to numerous facets of Carnap's paintings: the professional gram of Der Logische Aufbau der Welt, his perspectives on ontology and realism, and his explication of disposition predicates. w. v. Quine's shadow looms huge. emerging to the problem, those authors constructively alter Carnapian principles or discover choices with no forsaking key tenets of his empiriĀ­ cism. As our realizing of Carnap's paintings in its historic context has turn into extra nuanced and specified over the last decade, the room for dis contract over its interpretation has grown. numerous of the papers objective to place the list immediately with appreciate to such works as Logische Syntax der Sprache, Der Logische Aufbau der Welt, and Der Raum. This assortment then attests to the ongoing and transforming into appeal of Carnap's philosophy.

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