The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism by Nikolay MilkovThe Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism by Nikolay Milkov

The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism

byNikolay MilkovEditorVolker Peckhaus

Hardcover | March 6, 2013

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The Berlin Group for scientific philosophy was active between 1928 and 1933 and was closely related to the Vienna Circle. In 1930, the leaders of the two Groups, Hans Reichenbach and Rudolf Carnap, launched the journal Erkenntnis. However, between the Berlin Group and the Vienna Circle, there was not only close relatedness but also significant difference. Above all, while the Berlin Group explored philosophical problems of the actual practice of science, the Vienna Circle, closely following Wittgenstein, was more interested in problems of the language of science. The book includes first discussion ever (in three chapters) on Walter Dubislav's logic and philosophy. Two chapters are devoted to another author scarcely explored in English, Kurt Grelling, and another one to Paul Oppenheim who became an important figure in the philosophy of science in the USA in the 1940s-1960s. Finally, the book discusses the precursor of the Nord-German tradition of scientific philosophy, Jacob Friedrich Fries.
Title:The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical EmpiricismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:332 pagesPublished:March 6, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400754841

ISBN - 13:9789400754843

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Table of Contents

Preface; Milkov, Peckhaus.- Part I. Introductory Chapters.- Part II. Historical-Theoretical Context.- Part III. Hans Reichenbach.- Part IV. Walter Dubislav.- Part V. Kurt Grelling and Alexander Herzberg.- Part VI. Carl Hempel und Paul Oppenheim.

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"This volume offers a very welcome in-depth look ata particular group of the philosophers associated with the Berlin Society forEmpirical Philosophy (from 1931: Scientific Philosophy). . Milkov and Peckhaushave provided students of logical empiricism with a very stimulating volumefrom which there is much to learn . ." (Thomas Uebel, Metascience, Vol. 24, 2015)