Meaning And Necessity A Study In Semantics And Modal Logic
MEANING AND NECESSITY A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic By RUDCJLF C RNAP Professor of Philosophy in the University of Chicago THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS CHICAGO ILLINOIS THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, CHICAGO 37 Cambridge University Press, London, N. W. 1, England W. J. Gage Co., Limited, Toronto 2B, Canada Copyright 1947 by the University of Chicago. All rights...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Clarke Press
(first published 1947)
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Oct 06, 2007 Shannon rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: philosophy nerds, logic buffs and semanticists
as dense as this stuff is, carnap is able to lead you through it and make you really feel like you're getting it. good read and some good responses to willard quine, arch nemesis of all things modal.
Rudolf Carnap, a German-born philosopher and naturalized U.S. citizen, was a leading exponent of logical positivism and was one of the major philosophers of the twentieth century. He made significant contributions to philosophy of science, philosophy of language, the theory of probability, inductive logic and modal logic. He rejected metaphysics as meaningless because metaphysical statements canno...moreMore about Rudolf Carnap...