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TitleAlfred Tarski and the Vienna Circle [electronic resource] : Austro-Polish Connections in Logical Empiricism / edited by Jan Woleล{132}ski, Eckehart Kรถhler
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1999
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The larger part of Yearbook 6 of the Institute Vienna Circle constitutes the proceedings of a symposium on Alfred Tarski and his influence on and interchanges with the Vienna Circle, especially those on and with Rudolf Carnap and Kurt Gรถdel. It is the first time that this topic has been treated on such a scale and in such depth. Attention is mainly paid to the origins, development and subsequent role of Tarski's definition of truth. Some contributions are primarily historical, others analyze logical aspects of the concept of truth. Contributors include Anita and Saul Feferman, Jan Wolenski, Jan Tarski and Hans Sluga. Several Polish logicians contributed: Gzegorczyk, Wรณjcicki, Murawski and Rojszczak. The volume presents entirely new biographical material on Tarski, both from his Polish period and on his influential career in the United States: at Harvard, in Princeton, at Hunter, and at the University of California at Berkeley. The high point of the analysis involves Tarski's influence on Carnap's evolution from a narrow syntactical view of language, to the ontologically more sophisticated but more controversial semantical view. Another highlight involves the interchange between Tarski and Gรถdel on the connection between truth and proof and on the nature of metalanguages. The concluding part of Yearbook 6 includes documentation, book reviews and a summary of current activities of the Institute Vienna Circle. Jan Tarski introduces letters written by his father to Gรถdel; Paolo Parrini reports on the Vienna Circle's influence in Italy; several reviews cover recent books on logical empiricism, on Gรถdel, on cosmology, on holistic approaches in Germany, and on Mauthner


Articles -- Semantic Revolution โ{128}{148} Rudolf Carnap, Kurt Gรถdel, Alfred Tarski -- Theories of Truth: Vienna, Berlin, and Warsaw -- Truth Before Tarski -- How the Unity of Science Saved Alfred Tarski -- Tarski and Gรถdel: Between the Lines -- Carnapโ{128}{153}s Move to Semantics: Gains and Losses -- Tarski and Carnap on Logical Truth โ{128}{148} or: What Is Genuine Logic? -- Interplay of Philosophy and Mathematics in the Classical Theory of Truth -- Is Antipsychologism Still Tenable? -- Why Should a Physical Object Take on the Role of Truth-Bearer? -- ?ukasiewiczโ{128}{153} Theory of Truth, from the Quantum Logical Point of View -- Intuitionism and Logical Tolerance -- Tarski on Language and Truth -- Neurathโ{128}{153}s Opposition to Tarskian Semantics -- Tarski and Wittgenstein on Semantics of Geometrical Figures -- Tarskiโ{128}{153}s Truth Condition Revisited -- Undefinability vs. Definability of Satisfaction and Truth -- Tarskiโ{128}{153}s Guilty Secret: Compositionality -- Should Tarskiโ{128}{153}s Idea of Consequence Operation be Revised? -- Remarks on a Carnapian Extension of S5 -- Report โ{128}{148} Documentation -- Letters to Kurt Gรถdel, 1942โ{128}{147}1947 (Translated and edited by Jan Tarski) -- Neo-Positivism and Italian Philosophy (1924โ{128}{147}1973) -- Review Essay -- Critical Idealism Revisited โ{128}{148} Recent Work on Cassirerโ{128}{153}s Philosophy of Science -- Ronald N. Giere/Alan W. Richardson (eds.) Origins of Logical Empiricism, 1996 -- Hao Wang, A Logical Journey. From Gรถdel to Philosophy, 1996 -- Werner DePauli-Schimanovich/ Peter Weibel, Kurt Gรถdel. Ein mathematischer Mythos, 1997 -- John Earman, Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks. Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes, 1995 -- Anne Harrington, Reenchanted Science: Holism in German Culture from Wilhelm II to Hitler, 1996 -- Martin Kusch, Psychologism. A Case Study in the Sociology of Philosophical Knowledge -- Mauthner, Fritz, Das Philosophische Werk in 10 Bรคnden (ed. Ludger Lรผtkehaus) and Wรถrterbuch der Philosophie. Neue Beitrรคge zu einer Kritik der Sprache, 1997 -- Activities of the Institute Vienna Circle -- Survey 1998โ{128}{147}1999 -- Preview 2000 -- Index of Names

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