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Selected Philosophical Essays - Carl G. Hempel

Selected Philosophical Essays

Paperback Published: 29th May 2000
ISBN: 9780521624756
Number Of Pages: 330

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Carl G. Hempel (1905-1997) was one of the preeminent figures in the philosophical movement of logical empiricism. The essays in this collection come from the early and late periods of Hempel's career. Most of these essays are hard to track down and four of them are appearing in English for the first time. Cumulatively they offer a fresh perspective on Hempel's intellectual development and on the rise and demise of logical empiricism. Richard Jeffrey has prepared the collection for publication, and has supplied introductory surveys to the essays as well as a brief biographical sketch of Hempel.

Preface
Introduction
Truth
On the logical positivistsÆ theory of truth
Some remarks on æfactsÆ and propositions
Some remarks on empiricism
The problem of truth
The irrelevance of the concept of truth for the critical appraisal of scientific claims
Probability
On the content of probability statements
On the logical form of probability statements
A definition of degree of confirmation (with P. Oppenheim)
Methodology
The logical analysis of psychology
Schick and Neurath: foundation vs. coherence
On the cognitive status and the rationale of scientific methodology
Provisoes
Memoirs
Rudolf Carnap, Logical Empiricist
The Vienna Circle and the metamorphoses of its empiricism
Hans Reichenbach remembered
Empiricism in the Vienna Circle and in the Berlin Society
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ISBN: 9780521624756
ISBN-10: 0521624754
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 29th May 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.52  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45

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