Friedrich Waismann - Causality and Logical Positivism by B.F. McGuinnessFriedrich Waismann - Causality and Logical Positivism by B.F. McGuinness

Friedrich Waismann - Causality and Logical Positivism

byB.F. McGuinness

Paperback | August 3, 2013

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Friedrich Waismann (1896-1959) was one of the most gifted students and collaborators of Moritz Schlick. Accepted as a discussion partner by Wittgenstein from 1927 on, he functioned as spokesman for the latter's ideas in the Schlick Circle, until Wittgenstein's contact with this most faithful interpreter was broken off in 1935 and not renewed when exile took Waismann to Cambridge. Nonetheless, at Oxford, where he went in 1939, and eventually became Reader in Philosophy of Mathematics (changing later to Philosophy of Science), Waismann made important and independent contributions to analytic philosophy and philosophy of science (for example in relation to probability, causality and linguistic analysis). The full extent of these only became evident later when the larger (unpublished) part of his writings could be studied. His first posthumous work The Principles of Linguistic Philosophy (1965, 2nd edn.1997; German 1976) and his earlier Einführung in das mathematische Denken (1936) have recently proved of fresh interest to the scientific community. This late flowering and new understanding of Waismann's position is connected with the fact that he somewhat unfairly fell under the shadow of Wittgenstein, his mentor and predecessor. Central to this book about a life and work familiar to few is unpublished and unknown works on causality and probability. These are commented on in this volume, which will also include a publication of new or previously scattered material and an overview of Waismann's life.
Title:Friedrich Waismann - Causality and Logical PositivismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:August 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400736428

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Table of Contents

Friedrich Waismann:

The Decline and Fall of Causality,-A Philosopher Looks at Kafka,- Causality,-The Logical Force of Expressions,- Tributes and Impressions,-

Mathieu MarionWaismann's Lectures on Causality: An Introduction,-Alexander BirdWaismann Versus Ewing on Causality,-Brian McGuinnessWaismann: the Wandering Scholar,-Joachim SchulteWaismann as Spokesman for Wittgenstein,-Juha ManninenWaismann's Testimony of Wittgenstein's Fresh Starts in 1931-35,-Wolfgang KienzlerWaismann's Conception of Philosophy,-Michael HeidelbergerWaismann on Causality and Probability
General Part:
Report - Documentation:
Hadwig Kraeutler/ Corinna Oesch/ Günther Sandner
Otto Neurath's 'Encyclopedia of the World War': A Contextualisation, -Christoph Limbeck-LilienauLogical Syntax and the Application of Mathematics
Obituary: Stephen Toulmin,- Activities of the Institute Vienna Circle.