Logical Empiricism

[Revised entry by Richard Creath on April 5, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Logical empiricism is a philosophic movement rather than a set of doctrines, and it flourished in the 1920s
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[Revised entry by Richard Creath on April 5, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Logical empiricism is a philosophic movement rather than a set of doctrines, and it flourished in the 1920s and 30s in several centers in Europe and in the 40s and 50s in the United States. It had several different leaders whose views changed considerably over time. Moreover, these thinkers differed from one another, often sharply. Because logical empiricism is here construed as a movement rather than as doctrine, there is probably no important position that...

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