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Methodology, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science : Methodology, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science Reprinted from the Journal Erkenntnis Vol. 19, Nos 1,2 and 3 - Carl G. Hempel

Methodology, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

Methodology, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science Reprinted from the Journal Erkenntnis Vol. 19, Nos 1,2 and 3

By: Carl G. Hempel (Editor), H. Putnam (Editor), Wilhelm K. Essler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1983
ISBN: 9789027716460
Number Of Pages: 422

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Wolfgang Stegmuller was born on June 3rd, 1923, at Natters near Innsbruck. He received his doctorates in economics and philosophy in 1945 and 1947 respectively, and his qualification (Habilitation) for lecturing in philosophy in 1949. He has been Professor of Philosophy, Logic, and Philosophy of Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University at Munich since 1958. He reintroduced analytic philosophy and philosophy of science in Germany by teaching and by publishing both introductory texts and research work in these areas; the present understanding of the term "Wissenschaftstheorie" is largely shaped by his work. At the same time he has shown a remarkable ability to interpret philosophical work in other areas of philosophy, even when that work is shaped by different premises and proceeds by very different methods and standards of clarity than his own. He is one of the very few philosophers in the world to have succeeded in creating an important new line of research in technical philosophy while keeping a synoptic view of what is transpiring in philosophy as a whole. Among Stegmuller's major publications are the books Hauptstromungen der Gegenwartsphilosophie, Metaphysik, Wissenschaft, Skepsis, Probleme und Resultate der Wissenschaftstheorie und Analytischen Philosophie, The StrucĀ­ turalist View of Theories, and Rationale Rekonstruktion von Wissenschaft und ihrem Wandel (which contains an "Autobiographische Einleitung"). Some of these books have been translated into English and Spanish.

Content.- Theory and Measurement.- Vom Henker, vom Lugner und von ihrem Ende.- On the Current Status of the Issue of Scientific Realism.- Situation Semantics and the "Slingshot" Argument.- Notes on the Well-Made World.- Logical Foundations of Psychoanalytic Theory.- Friedlands Sterne oder Facta und Ficta.- Mathematics, the Empirical Facts, and Logical Necessity.- Quines Ontologiekriterium.- Zufall und Notwendigkeit in Wittgensteins Tractatus.- Moralbegrundung ohne Metaphysik.- Probability as a Quasi-Theoretical Concept - J.V. Kries' Sophisticated Account after a Century.- Valuations for Direct Propositional Logic.- Logical Semantics for Natural Language.- On How the Distinction between History and Philosophy of Science Should Not Be Drawn.- Vagueness and Alternative Logic.- The Rationalist Theory of Double Causality as an Object of Hume's Criticism.- A Modest Concept of Moral Sense Perception.- Structuralism and Scientific Realism.- Deterministic and Probabilistic Reasons and Causes.- The Meaning of Probability Statements.- Normative Principles of Rational Communication.- Personliche Anmerkungen.

ISBN: 9789027716460
ISBN-10: 9027716463
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 31st May 1983
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 1.72