Language, Truth and Knowledge Contributions to the Philosophy of Rud

This collection originated at a conference organized by the Institute Vienna Circle and the University of Vienna on the Vienna Circle and Logical Empiricism and was held in Vienna in July 2001. (cf. The Vienna Orcle and Logical Empiricism. Re-evaluation a

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VIENNA CIRCLE INSTITUTE LIBRARY [2003] 2 Institut Wiener Kreis So cie ty Jor the Advancement oJ the Scientific World Conception

Series-Editor: Friedrich Stadler Director, Institut Wiener Kreis and University oJ Vienna, Austria Advisory Editorial Board: Nancy Cartwright, London School of Economics, UK Robert S. Cohen, Boston University, USA Wilhe1m K. Essler, University of Frankfurt/ M, Germany Kurt Rudolf Fischer, University of Vienna, Austria Michael Friedman, Stanford University. USA Maria Carla Galarotti, University of Bologna, Italy Peter Galison, Harvard University, USA Adolf Grünbaum, University of Pittsburgh, USA Rudolf Haller, University of Graz, Austria, Rainer Hegselmann, University of Bayreuth, Germany Michael Heidelberger, University of Tübingen, Germany Jaakko Hintikka, Boston University, USA Gerald Holton, Harvard University, USA Don Howard, University of Notre Dame, USA Allan S. Janik, University of lnnsbruck, Austria Richard Jeffrey, Princeton University, USA t Andreas Kamlah, University of Osnabrück, Germany Eckehart Köhler, University of Vienna, Austria Anne J. Kox, University ofAmsterdam, The Netherlands Saul A. Kripke, Princeton University, USA Elisabeth Leinfellner, University of Vienna, Austria Werner Leinfellner, Technical University of Vienna, Austria James G. Lennox, University of Pittsburgh, USA Brian McGuinness, University of Siena, ltaly Kevin Mulligan, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland Elisabeth Nemeth, University of Vienna, Austria Julian Nida-Rümelin, University ofGöttingen, Germany

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LANGUAGE, TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE Contributions to the Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap

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