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Logical positivismin perspective

essays on "Language, truth and logic"

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Published by Croom Helm in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Semantics (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementedited and introduced by Barry Gower.
    ContributionsGower, Barry., Ayer, A. J. 1910-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB820
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(144)p. ;
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15150245M
    ISBN 100709938667

    Logical positivism is the doctrine that the actual invariant meaning of a sentence is by the positive observable things that it predicts, and that the language for making the inferences is a form of formal language based on first order predicate logic.   The post-positivist paradigm is recognised through relevant rhetoric and takes cognisance of participants’ backgrounds and contexts. Similar to the positivist perspective, post-positivists’ rhetoric remains precise, scientific, and is presented objectively (Macionis, ).

    I mean, there's so much that's worthwhile! I'd suggest glancing over the SEP entries for logical empiricism and the Vienna circle.I would also recommend Michael Friedman's Reconsidering Logical an is probably the philosopher who deserves the most credit for rehabilitating the good name of logical positivism in contemporary philosophy. Logical positivism (often simply called positivism) has long been, and still remains, an enormously influential philosophy in geography and many other is commonly associated with the scientific method, which holds that scientific knowledge can be attained only through rigorous logical analysis and empirical evidence.

    logical positivistic view, i.e., the verificationists’ perspective, generally held to be reflective of the original Vienna Circle of philosophers (Flew, ). For many in England this book was the epitome of logical positivism and remains so. Ayer was careful to restrict his criterion of meaningfulness to synthetic sentences and to demand only in principle confirmation. And the formulation seems very natural: Confirmation is a feature that applies to sentences (or groups of them) and not to sub.


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Logical Positivism in Perspective is a collection of five papers presented in honor of the 50th anniversary of A.J. Ayer's seminal "Language, Truth, and Logic" (LTL). The 3/5. This item: Logical Positivism (The library of philosophical movements) by A. Ayer Paperback $ Available to ship in days.

Ships from and sold by FREE Shipping on orders over $ Details. Language, Truth and Logic (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) by Alfred J. Ayer Paperback $/5(4). There is a movement of reconsidering logical positivism since the 's.

Anybody, who is interested in logical positivism, and wants to learn more on it, not just the received view, this book is interesting.

But of course more essential for specialists, who must know about these new by: Logical Positivism in Perspective ().pdf writen by B. Gower: The articles within this book examine the influence of Ayer.

The author takes a closer look at what he wrote: for may a philosopher work without the influence of others?. is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of A.

Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic, which is commonly considered one of the most influential books in twentieth-century philosophy.

These essays offer a comprehensive appraisal of the influence and impact of Ayer's work and analyze the ways in which Ayer's arguments have been absorbed, modified, or rejected by various (s): Logical Positivism in Perspective. Edited by Barry Gower. David Basinger.

Modern Schoolman 67 (2) () Similar books and articles. The Philosophy of the Exact Sciences in the Background to Early Logical Empiricism. Barry Gower - - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (1) – The Legacy of Logical Author: David Basinger.

The articles within this book examine the influence of Ayer. The author takes a closer look at what he wrote: for may a philosopher work without the influence of others?.

Quotes Tagged “Logical Positivism” “To determine the truth or falsity of a statement you not only need to a set of special experiences, but you need to know the truth of falsity of a host of other different statements as well.

Logical Positivism (later also known as Logical Empiricism) is a theory in Epistemology and Logic that developed out of Positivism and the early Analytic Philosophy movement, and which campaigned for a systematic reduction of all human knowledge to logical and scientific foundations.

About The Book The book Logical Positivism Revisited is an attempt to expound and critically examine the cardinal doctrines of logical positivism. The logical rigour with which the followers of this school of thought analysed the issues concerning language, knowledge and truth shows that the problems of philosophy can only be solved by resorting to logical analysis.

Logical positivism, also called logical empiricism, a philosophical movement that arose in Vienna in the s and was characterized by the view that scientific knowledge is the only kind of factual knowledge and that all traditional metaphysical doctrines are to be rejected as meaningless.

A brief treatment of logical positivism follows. Herbert Keuth, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Abstract. Logical positivism and logical empiricism developed in the early twentieth century. The Vienna Circle, the Berlin Society for Empirical Philosophy, and the Lvov-Warsaw School of Logic made important contributions to logic, mathematics, philosophy of science, and language analysis.

A.J. Ayer One of the most important Logical Positivists was A. Ayer who, inreleased his groundbreaking book, ‘Language, Truth and Logic’. – The main tenet of logical positivism is that language causes many illusions.

When we properly analyze a proposition, we find that some are literally nonsense. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Logical Positivism from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more.

Home» Browse» Philosophy» 20th and 21st Century Philosophy» Logical Positivism» Logical Positivism. Logical positivism is sometimes stereotyped as forbidding talk of unobservables, such as microscopic entities or such notions as causality and general principles, but that is an exaggeration.

Rather, most neopositivists viewed talk of unobservables as metaphorical or elliptical: direct observations phrased abstractly or indirectly.

Throughout this book "logical empiricism" is understood to be synonymous with "logical positivism," or even "neopositivism," unless it is clear in context that a distinction is being drawn.

Some logical empiricists thought the names had different reference, but most did not; in any case, by the middle of the s, "logical empiricism" was the. This book is a good set of articles of the members of logical positivism.

Ayer is only the editor and the writer of the introduction. People interrested in logical positivism should find this interresting. Also people interrested in philosophy of science.

Do not expect a long history or description of logical positivism in this book!/5(2). Ayer expressed, in his book Logical Positivism, the view that “sentences (statements or propositions) are meaningful if they can be assessed either by an appeal directly or indirectly to some fundamental form of sense-experience or by an appeal to the meaning of a word.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Logical positivism in perspective. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble Books, © (OCoLC) Named Person. logical positivism immigrated to the United States, where they considerably influenced American philosophy.

Until the s, logical positivism was the leading school in the philosophy of science. Nowadays, the influence of logical positivism persists especially in the way philosophy is practiced. Books shelved as positivism: Logical Positivism by A.J.

Ayer, Language, Truth, and Logic by A.J. Ayer, The Doll by Bolesław Prus, Faraon by Bolesław Prus.In this collection of essays one of the preeminent philosophers of science writing today offers a reinterpretation of the enduring significance of logical positivism, the revolutionary philosophical movement centered around the Vienna Circle in the s and '30s.

Michael Friedman argues that the logical positivists were radicals not by presenting a new version of empiricism (as is often.

Logical positivism was a philosophical movement that flourished between and in several centers across Europe and the United States.

The movement’s proponents were all empiricists of a kind (those who believe that knowledge is principally derived from sense experience and observation), and many of them shared interests in thinking about how science and.