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Selected Philosophical Essays

Selected Philosophical Essays - 00 edition

Selected Philosophical Essays - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780521624756

ISBN10: 0521624754

Selected Philosophical Essays by Carl G. Hempel - ISBN 9780521624756
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Selected Philosophical Essays by Carl G. Hempel - ISBN 9780521624756

ISBN13: 9780521624756

ISBN10: 0521624754

Edition: 00

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Summary

Carl Gustav Hempel (1905 1997) was one of the preeminent figures in the philosophical movement of logical empiricism. He was a member of both the Berlin and Vienna circles, fled Germany in 1934 and finally settled in the US where he taught for many years in New York, Princeton, and Pittsburgh. The essays in this collection come from the early and late periods of Hempel's career and chart his intellectual odyssey from a rigorous commitment to logical positivism in the 1930s (when Hempel allied himself closely with Carnap) to a more sociological approach close in spirit to the work of Neurath and Kuhn. The collection brings together essays which have up till now been difficult to find, four of which are appearing in English for the first time. Cumulatively they offer a fresh perspective on Hempel's intellectual development and on the rise and demise of logical empiricism.