Twenty-Five Years of Logical Methodology in Poland

  • Editors
  • Marian Przełęcki
  • Ryszard Wójcicki

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 87)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. K. Ajdukiewicz
    Pages 1-12
  3. Zbigniew Czerwiński
    Pages 81-91
  4. T. Czeżowski
    Pages 93-109
  5. Andrzej Grzegorczyk
    Pages 135-163
  6. Andrzej Grzegorczyk
    Pages 165-169
  7. Jerzy Kmita
    Pages 171-187
  8. Janina Kotarbińska
    Pages 233-260
  9. Janina Kotarbińska
    Pages 261-278
  10. Seweryna Łuszczewska-Romahnowa
    Pages 341-373
  11. W. Mejbaum
    Pages 375-432
  12. Adam Nowaczyk
    Pages 457-497
  13. Tadeusz Pawłowski
    Pages 541-549
  14. Marian Przełęcki
    Pages 577-588
  15. Marian Przełęcki, Ryszard Wójcicki
    Pages 589-614
  16. Klemens Szaniawski
    Pages 625-634
  17. Klemens Szaniawski
    Pages 635-646
  18. Ryszard Wójcicki
    Pages 647-680

About this book


The anthology presents a selection of methodological writings pub­ lished by Polish logicians after World War 11 (the first of them dated 1947). All the papers belong to what may be called Logical Methodology or Logical Theory of Science. The epithet 'logical' characterizes rather the general point of view than the particular methods employed by the authors. Apart from articles which make an essential use of different formal (logical and mathematical) methods, there are many which do not involve any formal apparatus whatsoever. The problems the papers deal with may be characterized as problems of the general methodology of empirical science. The papers do not consider the methodological problems of formal (mathematical) knowledge, and, as a rule, they are concerned with empirical science as a whole and not with some of its specific branches. The topics covered by the selected writings include the main issues and controversies discussed within the contemporary methodology of science. A considerable part of the anthology is con­ cerned with the semantics of empirica1languages and considers problems such as interpretation of observational and theoretical terms, analyticity, empirical meaningfulness, etc. Another group of papers deals with the problem of induction and examines various ways of its justification. Some articles discuss the nature and the status of methodology itself. The materials have been selected so as to make up a whole representative of what has been done in this field in Poland since 1945. The book comprises 33 articles by 20 authors.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1128-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1126-6
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