9780521447072-0521447070-The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station

The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station

ISBN-13: 9780521447072
ISBN-10: 0521447070
Edition: Reprint
Author: J. Alberto Coffa
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 460 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521447072
ISBN-10: 0521447070
Edition: Reprint
Author: J. Alberto Coffa
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 460 pages

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Acknowledged author J. Alberto Coffa wrote The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station comprising 460 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521447070 and 9780521447072. Since then The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This major publication is a history of the semantic tradition in philosophy from the early nineteenth century through its incarnation in the work of the Vienna Circle, the group of logical positivists that emerged in the years 1925-1935 in Vienna who were characterised by a strong commitment to empiricism, a high regard for science, and a conviction that modern logic is the primary tool of analytic philosophy. In the first part of the book, Alberto Coffa traces the roots of logical positivism in a semantic tradition that arose in opposition to Kant's theory that a priori knowledge is based on pure intuition and the constitutive powers of the mind. In Part II, Coffa chronicles the development of this tradition by members and associates of the Vienna Circle. Much of Coffa's analysis draws on the unpublished notes and correspondence of many philosophers. The book, however, is not merely a history of the semantic tradition from Kant 'to the Vienna Station'. Coffa also critically reassesses the role of semantic notions in understanding the ground of a priori knowledge and its relation to empirical knowledge and questions the turn the tradition has taken since Vienna.

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