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Later Empiricism and Logical Positivism*

John Skorupski

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195148770
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195148770.003.0003

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Later Empiricism and Logical Positivism*

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This chapter provides a broadly sympathetic historical account of post-Kantian empiricist approaches to mathematics and logic. It focuses primarily but on John Stuart Mill’s radical empiricism and logical positivism, but also on Rudolf Carnap and Moritz Schlick. The later work of W. V. O. Quine is also treated.

Keywords: Kant; empiricism; mathematics; logic; Mill; logical positivism; Carnap; Schlick; Quine

Chapter.  10900 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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