Erkenntnis Orientated: A Centennial Volume for Rudolf Carnap and Hans Reichenbach

  • Wolfgang Spohn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-4
  2. Carl G. Hempel
    Pages 5-10
  3. Hans Reichenbach
    Pages 29-47
  4. Hilary Putnam
    Pages 61-75
  5. Felix Mühlhölzer
    Pages 77-97
  6. Wesley C. Salmon
    Pages 99-122
  7. Kevin T. Kelly
    Pages 123-149
  8. C. Glymour, P. Spirtes, R. Scheines
    Pages 151-189
  9. D. H. Mellor
    Pages 191-203
  10. Nancy Cartwright, Martin Jones
    Pages 205-231
  11. Richard C. Jeffrey
    Pages 255-262
  12. C. Ulises Moulines
    Pages 263-286
  13. Franz Von Kutschera
    Pages 305-323
  14. Richard Creath
    Pages 347-389
  15. Gerhard Schurz
    Pages 391-437
  16. Brian Skyrms
    Pages 439-460
  17. Rainer Hegselmann, Geo Siegwart
    Pages 461-471

About this book


Rudolf Carnap was born on May 18, 1891, and Hans Reichenbach on September 26 in the same year. They are two of the greatest philosophers of this century, and they are eminent representatives of what is perhaps the most powerful contemporary philosophical movement. Moreover, they founded the journal Erkenntnis. This is ample reason for presenting, on behalf of Erkenntnis, a collection of essays in honor of them and their philosophical work. I am less sure, however, whether it is a good time for resuming their philosophical impact; their work still is rather part than historical basis of the present philosophical melting-pot. Their basic philosophical theses have currently, it may seem, not so high a standing, but their impact can be seen in numerous detailed issues; they have opened or pushed forward lively fields of research which are still very actively pursued not only within philosophy, but also in many neighboring disciplines. Whatever the present balance of opinions about their philosophical ideas, there is something even more basic in their philosophy than their tenets which is as fresh, as stimulating, as exemplary as ever. I have in mind their way of philosophizing, their conception of how to do philosophy. It is always a good time for reinforcing that conception; and if this volume would manage to do so, it would fully serve its purpose.


Edmund Husserl Hans Reichenbach Orient Rudolf Carnap cosmology logic quantum mechanics singular space time

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Spohn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BielefeldGermany

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