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Logical Positivism (The library of philosophical movements) Paperback – January 1, 1966

ISBN-13: 978-0029011300 ISBN-10: 0029011302 Edition: 1ST

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  • Series: The library of philosophical movements
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press; 1ST edition (January 1, 1966)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0029011302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0029011300
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.5 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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?Of special value, partly because of its comprehensive authoritative introduction, partly because it translates for the first time important papers of the Vienna circle (Schlick, Carnap and Neurath). The book gives more than it promises, the text as well as the extensive bibliography including contributions of the analysts.?-Hibbert Journal --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Östling, Andreas on June 24, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This interesting collection of articles put together by one of the key persons of the Logical Positivist/Empiricist movement is arranged under six different sub-sections based on their subject matter: "Logical Atomism", "Philosophy, Metaphysics and Meaning", "Logic and Mathematics", "Knowledge and Truth", "Ethics and Sociology" and "Analytical Philosophy". This together with professor Ayers introduction brings structure to an otherwise unguided presentation of works by some of the leading Logical positivists of the 20th century. If you want to get acquainted with the Logical Positivists for the first time this should probably be used as supplementary reading rather than your main literature. The most readable presentation of the ideas of Logical Positivism I have come across is the classic Language, Truth and Logic by Ayer, which also is an important text historically since it was largely responsible for the popularization of the ideas of Logical Positivism to the English speaking world. It could be read by an interested layperson.

With that said, there is definitely something to be gained from this collection if you want a more thorough understanding of one of the most important philosophical movements of modern times. But since the commentary of the text is minimal (just Ayers introduction) you will have to put in extra work to really get a feel for the dialectic of the debate. In these articles I encountered more diversity and "messiness" in the movement than what I could gather from the usual condensed presentation you get of Logical Positivism.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matthias Brendel on May 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a good set of articles of the members of logical positivism. Ayer is only the editor and the writer of the introduction.

People interrested in logical positivism should find this interresting. Also people interrested in philosophy of science.

Do not expect a long history or description of logical positivism in this book!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alejandro Vázquez Del Arribas on February 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is an anthology of texts by several authors of logical postivism. It has to be noted that the editor himself, A.J. Ayer, is a main figure in the contemporary philosophical movement known logical positivism or logical empiricism. Although the hisotrical introduction is very brief, the selection is extremly good and gives a thorough picture of the movement.

Ayer also considers important to include some texts regarded as analytic philosophy but not universaly considered to be "logical postivism" (Ayer does). One may find, among such authors, Russell and Austin. These texts are indeed welcomed, but do not take for granted that these authors match completely the positivist program, or that this book will give you a general idea of analytic philosophy.

It is worth to mention that although (the first) Wittgenstein was close for a while to the Vienna Circle and is considered by many a logical postivist, no text written by him is included. The editor considers impossible to do justice to Wittgenstein with an excerpt from his only two books. However, if you're interested in Wittgenstein some articles fromt his anthology might be helpful to understand the theory forwarded in the Tractatus.

Some texts are more programatic than academic, and even the academic texts include a good deal of a general account or a defense of logical positvism; which makes this book very useful for for someone who is just beginning to study logical postivism (Which was my case, as a graduate student).

Also, many articles make use of symbolic logic, but it should be noted that it is for breif moments and that they are still understandable if one is unable to make sense of these logic parts.

The articles tend to be brief, which also makes this book good for a teacher looking for reading material to include in a syllabus.
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The argument in chapter 1 clearly fails. It seems that Ayer is aware of this possibility, but he never successfully overcomes this failure.
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