Italian Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Foundations of Logic and of Mathematics

  3. Foundations of Empirical Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara
      Pages 187-196
    3. Aldo Bressan
      Pages 197-214
    4. E. G. Beltrametti, G. Cassinelli
      Pages 215-235
    5. Salvatore Guccione
      Pages 237-247
    6. P. Caldirola, E. Recami
      Pages 249-298
    7. Evandro Agazzi
      Pages 299-321
    8. Giuliano Toraldo di Francia
      Pages 323-339
  4. History of the Sciences

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 517-529

About this book


The impressive record of Italian philosophical research since the end of Fascism thirty-two years ago is shown in many fields: esthetics, social and" personal ethics, history and sociology of philosophy, and magnificently, perhaps above all, in logic, foundations of mathematics and the philosophY, methodology, and intellectual history ofthe empirical sciences. To our pleasure, Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara of the University of Florence gladly agreed to assemble a 'sampler' of recent Italian logical and analytical work on the philosophical foundations of mathematics and physics, along with a number of historical studies of epistemological and mathematical concepts. The twenty-five essays that form this volume will, we expect, encourage English-reading philosophers and scientists to seek further works by these authors and by their teachers, colleagues, and students; and, we hope, to look for those other Italian currents of thought in the philosophy of science for which points of departure are not wholly analytic, and which also deserve study and recognition in the world­ wide philosophical community. Of course, Italy has long been related to that world community in scien­ titlc matters.


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Proposition Theory of Meaning philosophy of science quantum mechanics reduction semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1073-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8937-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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