Book Language  Truth  and Logic

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  • Author : Alfred Jules Ayer
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 1952-01-01
  • ISBN : 0486200108
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read Language Truth and Logic PDF, written by Alfred Jules Ayer and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1952-01-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dissertation in the tradition of logical positivism includes a discussion of the functions and methods of philosophy and a critique of ethics and theology

Book Language  Truth and Logic

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alfred Jules Ayer
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-04-18
  • ISBN : 0486113094
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read Language Truth and Logic PDF, written by Alfred Jules Ayer and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-04-18 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A delightful book … I should like to have written it myself." — Bertrand Russell First published in 1936, this first full-length presentation in English of the Logical Positivism of Carnap, Neurath, and others has gone through many printings to become a classic of thought and communication. It not only surveys one of the most important areas of modern thought; it also shows the confusion that arises from imperfect understanding of the uses of language. A first-rate antidote for fuzzy thought and muddled writing, this remarkable book has helped philosophers, writers, speakers, teachers, students, and general readers alike. Mr. Ayers sets up specific tests by which you can easily evaluate statements of ideas. You will also learn how to distinguish ideas that cannot be verified by experience — those expressing religious, moral, or aesthetic experience, those expounding theological or metaphysical doctrine, and those dealing with a priori truth. The basic thesis of this work is that philosophy should not squander its energies upon the unknowable, but should perform its proper function in criticism and analysis.

Book Briefly  Ayer s Language Truth and Logic

Download or read Briefly Ayer s Language Truth and Logic PDF, written by David Mills Daniel and published by SCM Press. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part of the "SCM Briefly" series, which summarizes books by philosophers and theologians, this book provides a summary of Language, Truth and Logic. It also includes line by line analysis, short quotes, and a glossary of terms to help students with definitions of philosophical terms.

Book Language  Truth and Logic in Mathematics

Download or read Language Truth and Logic in Mathematics PDF, written by Jaakko Hintikka and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-03-09 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One can distinguish, roughly speaking, two different approaches to the philosophy of mathematics. On the one hand, some philosophers (and some mathematicians) take the nature and the results of mathematicians' activities as given, and go on to ask what philosophical morals one might perhaps find in their story. On the other hand, some philosophers, logicians and mathematicians have tried or are trying to subject the very concepts which mathematicians are using in their work to critical scrutiny. In practice this usually means scrutinizing the logical and linguistic tools mathematicians wield. Such scrutiny can scarcely help relying on philosophical ideas and principles. In other words it can scarcely help being literally a study of language, truth and logic in mathematics, albeit not necessarily in the spirit of AJ. Ayer. As its title indicates, the essays included in the present volume represent the latter approach. In most of them one of the fundamental concepts in the foundations of mathematics and logic is subjected to a scrutiny from a largely novel point of view. Typically, it turns out that the concept in question is in need of a revision or reconsideration or at least can be given a new twist. The results of such a re-examination are not primarily critical, however, but typically open up new constructive possibilities. The consequences of such deconstructions and reconstructions are often quite sweeping, and are explored in the same paper or in others.

Book The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer   s Language  Truth and Logic

Download or read The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer s Language Truth and Logic PDF, written by Adam Tamas Tuboly and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-10-23 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection provides the first comprehensive volume on A. J. Ayer’s 1936 masterpiece, Language, Truth and Logic. With eleven original chapters the volume reconsiders the historical and philosophical significance of Ayer’s work, examining its place in the history of analytic philosophy and its subsequent legacy. Making use of pioneering research in logical empiricism, the contributors explore a wide variety of topics, from ethics, values and religion, to truth, epistemology and philosophy of language. Among the questions discussed are: How did Ayer preserve or distort the views and conceptions of logical empiricists? How are Ayer's arguments different from the ones he aimed at reconstructing? And which aspects of the book were responsible for its immense impact? The volume expertly places Language, Truth and Logic in the intellectual and socio-cultural history of twentieth-century philosophical thought, providing both introductory and contextual chapters, as well as specific explorations of a variety of topics covering the main themes of the book. Providing important insights of both historical and contemporary significance, this collection is an essential resource for scholars interested in the legacy of the Vienna Circle and its effect on ethics and philosophy of mind.

Book Summary of Alfred Jules Ayer s Language  Truth and Logic

Download or read Summary of Alfred Jules Ayer s Language Truth and Logic PDF, written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-05-10T22:59:00Z with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The traditional disputes between philosophers are, for the most part, as unwarranted as they are unfruitful. The surest way to end them is to establish beyond question what should be the purpose and method of a philosophical inquiry. And this is not difficult to do. #2 The author claims that the human mind is incapable of understanding things in themselves, and that we can only understand things as they relate to our own experience. This means we can never truly understand anything beyond our senses. #3 The criterion used to test the genuineness of apparent statements of fact is the verifiability criterion. A sentence is factually significant to a given person if, and only if, he knows how to verify the proposition that it purports to express. #4 The distinction between the strong and weak sense of the term verifiable is important. A proposition is said to be verifiable in the strong sense of the term if its truth can be conclusively proven in experience. But a proposition is verifiable in the weak sense if it is possible for experience to render it probable.

Book Ayer s Language  Truth and Logic

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  • Author : David Mills Daniel
  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780334041221
  • Pages : 130 pages

Download or read Ayer s Language Truth and Logic PDF, written by David Mills Daniel and published by Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. This book was released on 2007 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A summary of Language, Truth and Logic, by Sir Alfred Jules Ayer.

Book Language  Truth and Knowledge

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  • Author : Thomas Bonk
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-03-14
  • ISBN : 9401701512
  • Pages : 194 pages

Download or read Language Truth and Knowledge PDF, written by Thomas Bonk and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-03-14 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection will prove a valuable resource for our understanding of the historic Carnap and the living philosophical issues with which he grappled. It arose out of a symposium on Carnap's work (Vienna, 2001). With essays by Graham H. Bird, Jaakko Hintikka, Ilkka Niiniluoto, Jan Wolenski, this volume will interest graduate students of the philosophy of language and logic, as well as professional philosophers, historians of analytic philosophy, and philosophically inclined logicians.

Book The Philosophy of Science

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  • Author : Sahotra Sarkar
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 0415939275
  • Pages : 1012 pages

Download or read The Philosophy of Science PDF, written by Sahotra Sarkar and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 1012 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first in-depth reference to the field that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical inquiry, this encyclopedia brings together a team of leading scholars to provide nearly 150 entries on the essential concepts in the philosophy of science. The areas covered include biology, chemistry, epistemology and metaphysics, physics, psychology and mind, the social sciences, and key figures in the combined studies of science and philosophy. (Midwest).

Book A J  Ayer

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  • Author : Ben Rogers
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780802138699
  • Pages : 438 pages

Download or read A J Ayer PDF, written by Ben Rogers and published by Grove Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first authorized biography of the great twentieth-century philosopher unravels the enigma surrounding this complicated man whose book Language, Truth and Logic rocked the world of philosophy. Reprint.

Book The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer s Language  Truth and Logic

Download or read The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer s Language Truth and Logic PDF, written by Adam Tamas Tuboly and published by . This book was released on 2021 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection provides the first comprehensive volume on A. J. Ayer's 1936 masterpiece, Language, Truth and Logic. With eleven original chapters the volume reconsiders the historical and philosophical significance of Ayer's work, examining its place in the history of analytic philosophy and its subsequent legacy. Making use of pioneering research in logical empiricism, the contributors explore a wide variety of topics, from ethics, values and religion, to truth, epistemology and philosophy of language. Among the questions discussed are: How did Ayer preserve or distort the views and conceptions of logical empiricists? How are Ayer's arguments different from the ones he aimed at reconstructing? And which aspects of the book were responsible for its immense impact? The volume expertly places Language, Truth and Logic in the intellectual and socio-cultural history of twentieth-century philosophical thought, providing both introductory and contextual chapters, as well as specific explorations of a variety of topics covering the main themes of the book. Providing important insights of both historical and contemporary significance, this collection is an essential resource for scholars interested in the legacy of the Vienna Circle and its effect on ethics and philosophy of mind. .

Book Language  Logic And God

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  • Author : Frederick Ferré
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2016-03-28
  • ISBN : 1786258889
  • Pages : 178 pages

Download or read Language Logic And God PDF, written by Frederick Ferré and published by Pickle Partners Publishing. This book was released on 2016-03-28 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “THIS BOOK is an attempt to fill the present striking need for an introduction to contemporary linguistic philosophy as it bears on theological discourse. Wherever I have gone, recently, among educated Christians in Britain and America, I have encountered profound curiosity—and a good deal of anxiety—concerning modern methods in philosophy as they relate to the logical nature and validity of theological affirmations. Similarly I have found many of my students in contemporary philosophy and in the philosophy of religion becoming deeply absorbed in the issues raised by a critical examination of theological speech. From both groups, the intellectually alert Christians and the thoughtful graduate and undergraduate students of philosophy and religion, I have been heavily bombarded with appeals for direction to some book which would (1) set forth the central issues and arguments concerning theological discourse for readers who have familiarity with traditional philosophy but who are relatively untrained in contemporary philosophical practices and (2) place into perspective the present state of philosophical and theological discussion in this area of burgeoning interest. To my frustration, I have had to answer such requests with the admission that no such book exists and with the promise that I would try, some day, to provide that book myself. In preparing this volume, therefore, I have done my best to keep those promises in mind.”

Book Philosophy of Language

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  • Author : Alex Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2007-09-12
  • ISBN : 113427114X
  • Pages : 412 pages

Download or read Philosophy of Language PDF, written by Alex Miller and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-09-12 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This engaging and accessible introduction to the philosophy of language provides an important guide to one of the liveliest and most challenging areas of study in philosophy. Interweaving the historical development of the subject with a thematic overview of the different approaches to meaning, the book provides students with the tools necessary to understand contemporary analytical philosophy. The second edition includes new material on: Chomsky, Wittgenstein and Davidson as well as new chapters on the causal theory of reference, possible worlds semantics and semantic externalism.

Book Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

Download or read Philosophy in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Alfred Jules Ayer and published by Random House Incorporated. This book was released on 1982 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The founder of the school of Logical Positivism looks back on twentieth-century Western philosophy, idiosyncratically stressing those developments and figures with which he is most in sympathy

Book Language  Truth and Ontology

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  • Author : K. Mulligan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1991-12-31
  • ISBN : 9780792315094
  • Pages : 230 pages

Download or read Language Truth and Ontology PDF, written by K. Mulligan and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 1991-12-31 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All except three of the papers in this volume were presented at the colloquium on "L'Ontologie formelle aujourd'hui", Geneva, 3-5 June 1988. The three exceptions, the papers by David Armstrong, Uwe Meixner and Wolfgang Lenzen, were presented at the colloquium on "Properties", Zinal, June 1-3, 1990. It was, incidentally, at the second of these two colloquia that the European Society for Analytic Philosophy came into being. The fathers of analytic philosophy - Moore and Russell - were in no doubt that ontology or metaphysics as well as the topics oflanguage, truth and logic constituted the core subject-matter of their "analytic realism", 1 for the task of metaphysics as they conceived things was the description of 2 the world. And logic and ontology are indissolubly linked in the system of the grandfather of analytic philosophy, Frege. After the Golden Age of analytic philosophy - in Cambridge and Austria - opposition to realism as well as the "linguistic turn" contributed for a long time to the eclipse of ontology. 3 Thanks in large measure to the work of some of the senior contributors to the present volume - Roderick Chisholm, Herbert Hochberg, David Armstrong and Karel Lambert - ontology and metaphysics now enjoy once again the central position they occupied some eighty years ago in the heyday of analytic philosophy.

Book Wittgenstein

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alfred Jules Ayer
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 1985
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 176 pages

Download or read Wittgenstein PDF, written by Alfred Jules Ayer and published by Random House Incorporated. This book was released on 1985 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Briefly traces the life of the Vienna-born philosopher, examines his major works, and discusses the fundamental concepts of his philosophy

Book Last Philosophical Testament

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  • Author : Bertrand Russell
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780415094092
  • Pages : 944 pages

Download or read Last Philosophical Testament PDF, written by Bertrand Russell and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Only a handful of papers reprinted in this collection were written after 1959--Russell retired from academic philosophy for the second time after the publication of My Philosophical Development, devoting his final years to political protest. 1949 and 1950--the years that Russell was appointed to the Order of Merit and awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature--fall in the period covered by this volume. The papers include autobiographical and self-critical writings as well as papers on non-demonstrative inference, his contemporaries, metaphysics and epistemology, ethics and politics, John Stuart Mill, religion, Albert Einstein, and ordinary language philosophy. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR