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January 1994
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Logic, Language, and the Structure of Scientific Theories
Salmon, Wesley, Wolters, Gereon
This volume honors and examines the founders of the philosophy of logical empiricism. Historical and interpretive essays clarify the scientific philosophies of Carnap, Reichenbach, Hempel, Kant, and others, while exploring the main topics of logical empiricist philosophy of science.
Wesley C. Salmon (1925–2001) was University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, past president of the Philosophy of Science Association, and the author of numerous books, including Four Decades of Scientific Explanation; Space, Time, and Motion: A Philosophical Introduction; and Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World.
Gereon Wolters is Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Konstanz.
“The essays in this volume stand as testaments to the continuing importance of logical empiricism and take their place in a burgeoning literature applying and interpreting themes from logical empiricism.”—Alan Richardson, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

“An important book. “—David Boutillier, Philosophy in Review, 1/2002-4/2003

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The Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series in the Philosophy and History of Science
Philosophy of Science

Logic, Language, and the Structure of Scientific Theories, the second book in the Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series, marks the centennial of the births of Rudolf Carnap and Hans Reichenbach. Original essays by internationally distinguished scholars range from epistemology and philosophy of language to logic, semantics, the philosophy of physics and mathematics. In the realm of philosophy of physics it focuses upon such topics as space, time, and causality, which play fundamental roles in relativity theory and quantum mechanics.


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