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Neurath and the Unity of Science: An Introduction

  • Olga Pombo
  • John Symons
  • Juan Manuel Torres
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Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 18)

Abstract

Otto Neurath was one of the central figures in the Unity of Science movement in the twentieth century. We believe that reconsidering Neurath’s views on the possibility and the desirability of what he sometimes called a unitary science is not only historically interesting, but that it is also directly relevant to contemporary philosophy of science. Thanks, in large part to Quine’s influential promotion of some Neurathian themes, Neurath’s fallibilist view of science has played a central role in the formation of modern naturalism.

Keywords

Category Theory Social Progress Contemporary Philosophy Scientific Attitude Logical Empiricism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesCenter for Philosophy of Sciences, University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA
  3. 3.Universidad Tecnológica Nacional and Universidad Nacional de CuyoMendozaArgentina
  4. 4.Centro de Filosofia das Ciencias Universidad de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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