The Cambridge Companion to Carnap

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Richard Creath, Michael Friedman
Cambridge University Press, Dec 20, 2007 - Philosophy - 371 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Carnap
by Creath, Richard (Editor); Friedman, Michael (Editor)


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List of contributors p. ix
Editors’ note p. xii
Preface: Carnap’s posthumous career Richard Creath p. xiii
Introduction: Carnap’s revolution in philosophy Michael Friedman p. 1
1 Carnap’s intellectual development A. W. Carus p. 19
2 Geometrical leitmotifs in Carnap’s early philosophy Thomas Mormann p. 43
3 Carnap and Frege Gottfried Gabriel p. 65
4 Carnap and Husserl Thomas Ryckman p. 81
5 Carnap, Russell, and the external world Christopher Pincock p. 106
6 The Aufbau and the rejection of metaphysics Michael Friedman p. 129
7 Carnap and the Vienna Circle: rational reconstructionism refined Thomas Uebel p. 153
8 Carnap and modern logic Erich H. Reck p. 176
9 Tolerance and logicism: logical syntax and the philosophy of mathematics Thomas Ricketts p. 200
10 Carnap’s quest for analyticity: the Studies in Semantics Steve Awodey p. 226
11 Carnap on the rational reconstruction of scientific theories William Demopoulos p. 248
12 Carnap on probability and induction S. L. Zabell p. 273
13 Carnapian pragmatism Alan Richardson p. 295
14 Quine’s challenge to Carnap Richard Creath p. 316
Bibliography p. 336
Index p. 362
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The Cambridge Companion to Carnap
by Creath, Richard (Editor); Friedman, Michael (Editor)



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Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker.

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empirical knowledge on the other Thus the constitution of
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3 Carnap and Frege
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their intensions as secondlevel properties and their extensions as
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lecture course Conceptual Notation Reck and Awodey 2004 72
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objects and thus without logical content Freges logicism is a
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4 Carnap and Husserl
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of numerous psychologists and psychologistic logicians who sought
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psychological origin of the basic concepts of arithmetic unity
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debate22 Carnap thinks there is no welldefined question here what
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outcome is not entirely clear but it is a fact
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of scientific theories the content of which is then supplied
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11 Carnap on the rational
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epistemic interpretation for the basic concepts of an empirical
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thetheoreticalstatementstothestatus ofgenuinely syntheticclaims about the world
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v a quinean problem and its solution
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viii empiricism and reconstruction
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65 163 whereas in Husserl transcendental subjectivity pertains
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III3 Structure
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proposition expressed by it A proposition is neither a linguistic
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scientific philosophy namely as the universal a priori fundamental science
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about mentalistic semantics ever needed18 Quinean holism and the
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5 Carnap Russell and the
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scientific theories These more traditional philosophical positions
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clearer and more unified account of how these results are
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6 The Aufbau and the rejection
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If aputative proposition fails to satisfythis verifiability principle andis not
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reduced to the experiences of all subjects 63 and a
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iii the languages of realism and idealism
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this is something no selfrespecting idealist and certainly no
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pretense to get to the bottom of things and held
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on the remarkable fact that it was the antiWittgensteinian camp
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formal mode distinction that the explication of scientific
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of potential knowledge claims by their evidence independently of
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8 Carnap and modern logic
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ii towards general axiomatics
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axiomatic development of theories in physics Second from early
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Such an extension of the completeness theorem is however impossible
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research during the 1920s and early 1930s one that ties
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logical
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57 Carnap envisions that colloquial statements of arithmetic will
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inadmissible then it would be selfdefeating to adopt it as
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syntactic description and investigation of calculi including those
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the relation of simultaneity is Minkowskian rather than Newtonian
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12 Carnap on probability and
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ii probability
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credited and by others in an aleatory fashion to a
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a basic set of axioms There are several equivalent versions
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II3 Later views
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primary interest to Carnap and the one to which he
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III1 The rule of succession
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the same paradoxes as the Principle of Indifference applied to
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taking on one of t possible types c1c
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IV2 The combination postulate
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v the continuum of inductive methods
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PXn+1 ei n1nt
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vii confirmation of universal generalizations
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none of the observations to date are of the first
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VII3 HintikkaNiiniluoto systems
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red ball is initially 35 but the probability of selecting
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process The Schilpp volume gives a good sense of the
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having the same transition counts n
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13 Carnapian pragmatism
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scientific philosophy is intended to foster scientific progress it has
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iii carnap and american pragmatism
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first point Dewey stresses that a principled distinction between the
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valuations that influence human action will also be liberated when
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14 Quines challenge to Carnap
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not been fully investigated in recent decades is that from
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ignore them In so far as the task he adopts
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Michael Friedman is Frederick P. Rehmus Family Professor of Humanities in the Department of Philosophy, Stanford University. He is editor and translator of Kant: Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science (2004).

Richard Creath is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Arizona State University. He is co-editor with Jane Maienschein of Biology and Epistemology (2000).