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History of Analytic Philosophy

Friedrich Waismann

The Open Texture of Analytic Philosophy

Editors: Makovec, Dejan, Shapiro, Stewart (Eds.)

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  • Introduces readers to hitherto neglected areas in Waismann’s oeuvre
  • Explores the notion of open texture and its applicability in varied fields from law and linguistics to logic
  • Offers a much needed starting point for systematic scholarly Waismann studies
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This edited collection covers Friedrich Waismann's most influential contributions to twentieth-century philosophy of language: his concepts of open texture and language strata, his early criticism of verificationism and the analytic-synthetic distinction, as well as their significance for experimental and legal philosophy.

In addition, Waismann's original papers in ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of mathematics are here evaluated. They introduce Waismann's theory of action along with his groundbreaking work on fiction, proper names and Kafka's Trial.

Waismann is known as the voice of Ludwig Wittgenstein in the Vienna Circle. At the same time we find in his works a determined critic of logical positivism and ordinary language philosophy, who anticipated much later developments in the analytic tradition and devised his very own vision for its future. 

About the authors

Dejan Makovec is a doctoral student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has taught philosophy at the University of Klagenfurt and the University of Vienna, Austria, and is one of the founders of the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy.

Stewart Shapiro is the O’Donnell Professor of Philosophy at Ohio State University, USA. He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut, USA, and a Presidential Fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25007-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Friedrich Waismann
Book Subtitle
The Open Texture of Analytic Philosophy
Editors
  • Dejan Makovec
  • Stewart Shapiro
Series Title
History of Analytic Philosophy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25008-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25008-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25007-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 343
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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