Table of contents for The Cambridge companion to logical empiricism / edited by Alan Richardson, Thomas Uebel.


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Introduction; Part I. The Historical Context of Logical Empiricsm: 1. The Vienna circle: context, profile, and development Friedrich Stadler; 2. The Berlin 'Society for Empirical/Scientific Philosophy' Dieter Hoffman; 3. From 'The Life of the Present' to the 'Icy Slopes of Logic': logical empiricism, the unity of science movement and the Cold War George Reisch; Part II. Logical Empiricism: Issues in General Philosophy of Science: 4. Coordination, constitution, and convention: the evolution of the a priori in logical empiricism Michael Friedman; 5. Confirmation, probability, and logical empiricism Maria Carla Galavotti; 6. The structure of scientific theories in logical empiricism Thomas Mormann; Part III. Logical Empiricism and the Philosophy of the Special Sciences: 7. The turning point and the revolution: philosophy of mathematics in logical empiricism from Tractatus to Logical Syntax Steve Awodey and A.W. Carus; 8. Logical empiricism and the philosophy of physics Thomas Ryckman; 9. Logical empiricism and the philosophy of psychology Gary L. Hardcastle; 10. Logical empiricism and the history and sociology of science Elisabeth Nemeth; 11. Philosophy of social science in early logical empiricism: the case of radical physicalism Thomas Uebel; Part IV. Logical Empiricism and Its Critics: 12. Wittgenstein, the Vienna circle, and physicalism: a reassessment David Stern; 13. Vienna, the city of Quine's dreams Richard Creath; 14. That sort of everyday image of logical positivism: Thomas Kuhn and the decline of logical empiricist philosophy of science Alan Richardson.


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Logical positivism.