Carnap’s Ideal of Explication and Naturalism

  • Pierre Wagner

Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pierre Wagner
      Pages 1-4
  3. Historical Situation of Carnap’s Ideal of Explication

  4. Carnap’s Ideal of Explication: Critical Assessments and Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Wolfgang Kienzler
      Pages 81-95
    3. Steve Awodey
      Pages 131-143
    4. Philippe de Rouilhan
      Pages 144-158
  5. The Contemporary Debate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Richard Creath
      Pages 161-174
    3. Mark Wilson
      Pages 205-224
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 240-263

About this book


The book consists of a series of chapters on Carnap's ideal of explication as an alternative to the naturalistic conceptions of science, setting it in its historical context, discussing specific cases of explications, and enriching the on-going debate on conceptual engineering and naturalism in analytic philosophy.


Age of Enlightenment bibliography concept construction critique dialectic enlightenment Ludwig Wittgenstein metaphysics naturalism philosophy physics reconstruction Rudolf Carnap semantic

Authors and affiliations

  • Pierre Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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