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The Quine-Carnap Correspondence and Related Work: Edited and with an introduction by Richard Creath W. V. Quine, Rudolf Carnap Richard Creath. ( DEAR CARNAP , DEAR VAN ] Quine , at age twenty - seven . Ina and.

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Rudolf Carnap and W. V. Quine, two of the twentieth century's most important philosophers, corresponded at length—and over a long period of time—on matters personal, professional, and philosophical. Their friendship encompassed issues and disagreements that go to the heart of contemporary philosophic discussions. Carnap (1891-1970) was a founder and leader of the logical positivist school. The younger Quine (1908-) began as his staunch admirer but diverged from him increasingly over questions in the analysis of meaning and the justification of belief. That they remained close, relishing their differences through years of correspondence, shows their stature both as thinkers and as friends. The letters are presented here, in full, for the first time. The substantial introduction by Richard Creath offers a lively overview of Carnap's and Quine's careers and backgrounds, allowing the nonspecialist to see their writings in historical and intellectual perspective. Creath also provides a judicious analysis of the philosophical divide between them, showing how deep the issues cut into the discipline, and how to a large extent they remain unresolved.

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Language: en
Pages: 499
Authors: W. V. Quine, Rudolf Carnap
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-04-11 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Rudolf Carnap and W. V. Quine, two of the twentieth century's most important philosophers, corresponded at length—and over a long period of time—on matters personal, professional, and philosophical. Their friendship encompassed issues and disagreements that go to the heart of contemporary philosophic discussions. Carnap (1891-1970) was a founder and leader
Austrian Philosophy Past and Present
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Professor of Philosophy Keith Lehrer, Keith Lehrer, Johann Christian Marek
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book is about Austrian philosophy leading up to the philosophy of Rudolf Haller. It emerged from a philosophy conference held at the University of Arizona by Keith Lehrer with the support of the University of Arizona and Austrian Cultural Institute. We are grateful to the University of Arizona and
The Positive Mind
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Evaldas Nekrašas
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Central European University Press

This book is a radical reappraisal of positivism as a major movement in philosophy, science and culture. In examining positivist movement and its contemporary impact, I had the following goals. First, to provide a more precise and systematic definition of the notion of positivism. Second, to describe positivism as a
The A to Z of Logic
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Harry J. Gensler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-12 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

The A to Z of Logic introduces the central concepts of the field in a series of brief, non-technical, cross-referenced dictionary entries. The 352 alphabetically arranged entries give a clear, basic introduction to a very broad range of logical topics. Entries can be found on deductive systems, such as propositional
The Significance of the New Logic
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Willard Van Orman Quine
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-10 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

W. V. Quine was one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century American analytic philosophy. Although he wrote predominantly in English, in Brazil in 1942 he gave a series of lectures on logic and its philosophy in Portuguese, subsequently published as the book O Sentido da Nova Lógica. The book