Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism

Editors: Milkov, Nikolay, Peckhaus, Volker (Eds.)

  • First discussion of the Berlin Group in a book form in English
  • First three chapters on Dubislav in English and one on Paul Oppenheim
  • Reassesses the role of the Vienna Circle in the development of the scientific philosophy
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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.

Reviews

“This volume offers a very welcome in-depth look at a particular group of the philosophers associated with the Berlin Society for Empirical Philosophy (from 1931: Scientific Philosophy). … Milkov and Peckhaus have provided students of logical empiricism with a very stimulating volume from which there is much to learn … .” (Thomas Uebel, Metascience, Vol. 24, 2015)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Berlin Group and the Vienna Circle: Affinities and Divergences

    Milkov, Nikolay

    Pages 3-32

  • The Berlin Group and the USA: A Narrative of Personal Interactions

    Rescher, Nicholas

    Pages 33-39

  • J. F. Fries’ Philosophy of Science, the New Friesian School and the Berlin Group: On Divergent Scientific Philosophies, Difficult Relations and Missed Opportunities

    Pulte, Helmut

    Pages 43-66

  • Ernst Cassirer, Kurt Lewin, and Hans Reichenbach

    Heis, Jeremy

    Pages 67-94

  • Genidentity and Topology of Time: Kurt Lewin and Hans Reichenbach

    Padovani, Flavia

    Pages 97-122

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5485-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5484-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism
Editors
  • Nikolay Milkov
  • Volker Peckhaus
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
273
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5485-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5485-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5484-3
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 332
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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