European Philosophy of Science – Philosophy of Science in Europe and the Viennese Heritage

  • Maria Carla Galavotti
  • Elisabeth Nemeth
  • Friedrich Stadler

Part of the Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook book series (VCIY, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Maria Carla Galavotti
    Pages 77-88
  3. Michael Esfeld
    Pages 89-101
  4. Wlodek Rabinowicz, Lina Eriksson
    Pages 103-115
  5. Ladislav Kvasz
    Pages 117-129
  6. Tomasz Placek
    Pages 183-195
  7. John D. Norton
    Pages 197-210
  8. Herlinde Pauer-Studer
    Pages 223-240
  9. Jeanne Peijnenburg, David Atkinson
    Pages 241-248
  10. Veronika Hofer, Michael Stöltzner
    Pages 295-318
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 367-409

About this book


This  volume combines the theoretical and historical perspective focusing on the specific features of a European philosophy of science. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Institute Vienna Circle the Viennese roots and influences will be addressed, in addition.   There is no doubt that contemporary philosophy of science originated mainly in Europe beginning in the 19th century and has influenced decisively the subsequent development of globalized philosophy of science, esp. in North America. Recent research in this field documents some specific characteristics of philosophy of science covering the natural, social, and also cultural sciences in the European context up to the destruction and forced migration caused by Fascism and National Socialism.   This European perspective with the integration of history and philosophy of science and the current situation in the philosophy of science after the transatlantic interaction and transformation, and the “return” after World War II raises the question of contemporary European characteristics in the philosophy of science.   The role and function of the renowned Vienna Circle of Logical Empiricism and its impact and influence on contemporary philosophy of science is on the agenda, too. Accordingly, the general topic is dealt with in two parallel sessions representing systematic-formal as well as genetic-historical perspectives on philosophy of science in a European context up to the present.​


After Postmodernism Determinism Elisabeth Nemeth Friedrich Stadler Institute Vienna Circle Jan Woleński John D. Norton Legal Positivism Logical Empiricism Maria Carla Galavotti Paul Feyerabend Probabilistic Epistemology Reductionism today The Vienna Circle in Hungary Thomas Uebel Tyranny of Science Unity of Science genetic-historical perspectives on philosophy of science integration of history and philosophy of science

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Carla Galavotti
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Nemeth
    • 2
  • Friedrich Stadler
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipto. FilosofiaUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Inst. PhilosophieUniversität WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Inst. Wiener Kreis Inst. Philosophie Inst. ZeitgeschichteUniversität WienWienAustria

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