B.F. McGuinness's Friedrich Waismann - Causality and Logical Positivism: 15 PDF

By B.F. McGuinness

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Friedrich Waismann (1896–1959) was once some of the most talented scholars and collaborators of Moritz Schlick. permitted as a dialogue associate by means of Wittgenstein from 1927 on, he functioned as spokesman for the latter’s principles within the Schlick Circle, until eventually Wittgenstein’s touch with this so much devoted interpreter was once damaged off in 1935 and never renewed while exile took Waismann to Cambridge. still, at Oxford, the place he went in 1939, and at last turned Reader in Philosophy of arithmetic (changing later to Philosophy of Science), Waismann made vital and self sufficient contributions to analytic philosophy and philosophy of technology (for instance on the subject of chance, causality and linguistic analysis). the total volume of those purely turned obtrusive later while the bigger (unpublished) a part of his writings may be studied. His first posthumous paintings the rules of Linguistic Philosophy (1965, 2d edn.1997; German 1976) and his prior Einführung in das mathematische Denken (1936) have lately proved of clean curiosity to the clinical neighborhood. This past due flowering and new figuring out of Waismann’s place is hooked up with the truth that he a bit unfairly fell lower than the shadow of Wittgenstein, his mentor and predecessor. relevant to this booklet a few existence and paintings usual to few is unpublished and unknown works on causality and chance. those are commented on during this quantity, in order to additionally contain a ebook of latest or formerly scattered fabric and an summary of Waismann’s life.

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