Neglected History: Giulio Preti, the Italian Philosophy of Science, and the Neo-Kantian Tradition

  • Massimo Ferrari
Part of the The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective book series (PSEP, volume 4)


This paper offers a brief survey of the influence of Kantian and neo-Kantian philosophy on Italian philosophy of science. At the core of the story stands Giulio Preti, a former disciple of Antonio Banfi who offered a sophisticated version of the relativized a priori embracing the historical knowledge too.


Scientific Language Historical Knowledge Logical Empiricism Vienna Circle CSLI Publication 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of TurinTorinoItaly

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