Hans Reichenbach: Logical Empiricist

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M.H. Salmon
Springer Science & Business Media, 6 de des. 2012 - 793 pàgines
Logical empiricism - not to be confused with logical positivism (see pp. 40-44) - is a movement which has left an indelible mark on twentieth century philosophy; Hans Reichenbach (1891-1953) was one of its found ers and one of its most productive advocates. His sudden and untimely death in 1953 halted his work when he was at the height of his intellectual powers; nevertheless, he bequeathed to us a handsome philosophical inheritance. At the present time, twenty-five years later, we can survey our heritage and see to what extent we have been enriched. The present collection of essays constitutes an effort to do just that - to exhibit the scope and unity of Reichenbach's philosophy, and its relevance to current philosophical issues. There is no Nobel Prize in philosophy - the closest analogue is a volume in The Library of Living Philosophers, an honor which, like the Nobel Prize, cannot be awarded posthumously. Among 'scientific philosophers,' Rudolf Carnap, Albert Einstein, Karl Popper, and Bertrand Russell have been so honored. Had Reichenbach lived longer, he would have shared the honor with Carnap, for at the time of his death a volume on Logical Empiricism, treating the works of Carnap and Reichenbach, was in its early stages of preparation. In the volume which emerged, Carnap wrote, "In 1953, when Reichenbach's creative activity was suddenly ended by his premature death, our movement lost one of its most active leaders.
 

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F JoHN CLENDINNEN Inference Practice and Theory
85
VAN FRAASSEN Relative Frequencies
129
BEN Rogers The Probabilities of Theories as Frequencies 169
187
CLARK GLYMOUR Reichenbachs Entanglements 221
239
AND REAs KAMLAH Hans Reichenbachs Relativity
251
Weyl and Reichenbach 267
266
LAURENT A BEAUREGARD Reichenbach and Conventionalism
305
ADOLF GRÜNBAUM and ALLEN I JANIS The Geometry of
321
HARDEGREE Reichenbach and the Logic of Quantum
475
HARDEGREE Reichenbach and the Interpretation
513
RogER JONES Causal Anomalies and the Completeness
567
NEAL GROSSMAN Metaphysical Implications of the Quantum
605
MERRILEE H SALMON Consistency Proofs for Applied
624
wILLIAM E McMAHON A Generative Model
637
SALMON Laws Modalities and Counterfactuals
655
EVAN K JOBE Reichenbachs Theory of Nomological Statements
697

O COSTA DE BEAUREGARD Two Lectures on the Direction
341
LAwRENCE SKLAR What Might Be Right about the Causal
367
PHILIP VON BRETZEL Concerning a Probabilistic Theory
384
SALMoN Why Ask Why??An Inquiry
403
DONALD RICHARD NILSON Hans Reichenbach on the Logic
427
CYNTHIA SCHUSTER Appreciation and Criticism
721
BIBLIOGRAPHY
731
INDEX OF NAMES
751
ANALYTICAL INDEX OF SUBJECTS 7 59
760
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