© 1992

Philosophy and Logic in Central Europe from Bolzano to Tarski

Selected Essays


Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter Simons
    Pages 13-40
  3. Peter Simons
    Pages 41-69
  4. Peter Simons
    Pages 117-141
  5. Peter Simons
    Pages 143-158
  6. Peter Simons
    Pages 193-225
  7. Peter Simons
    Pages 227-258
  8. Peter Simons
    Pages 259-269
  9. Peter Simons
    Pages 295-318
  10. Peter Simons
    Pages 319-338
  11. Peter Simons
    Pages 339-359
  12. Peter Simons
    Pages 361-376
  13. Peter Simons
    Pages 377-394
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 395-445

About this book


ways of doing it, but it is wrong to project it far into the past: it did not exist at the turn of the century and only became clearly apparent after the Second World War. I recently taught at an American university on the his­ tory of philosophy from Balzano to Husserl. The course title had to come from a fixed pool and gave trouble. Was it philosophical logic, the nine­ teenth century, or phenomenology? A logic title would connote over this period Frege, Russell, Carnap, perhaps a mention of Boole: not continental enough. The nineteenth century? The century of Kant's successors: Fichte, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Feuer bach, Marx, Nietzsche? What have they to do with Balzano, Lotze, Brentano, Meinong, Husserl and Twardowski? Even­ tually 'Phenomenology' was chosen, misdescribing more than half of the course. That illustrates the problems one faces in trying to work against the picture of the period which is ingrained in minds and syllabuses. This book arises from my efforts to combat that picture. I backed into writing about the history of recent philosophy rather than setting out to do so. The beginning was chance. In Manchester in the early seventies, at a time when most English philosophy departments breathed re­ cycled Oxford air, the intellectual atmosphere derived from Cambridge and Warsaw, spiced with a breath of Freiburg and Paris.


Ludwig Wittgenstein history of philosophy logic ontology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Philosophy and Logic in Central Europe from Bolzano to Tarski
  • Book Subtitle Selected Essays
  • Authors Peter M. Simons
  • Series Title Nijhoff International Philosophy Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1621-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4129-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8094-6
  • Series ISSN 0924-4530
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 445
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    History, general
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