The Cambridge University Press released a new volume of essays, edited by Adam Tamas Tuboly, full time fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, and Prof. Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia), titled Interpreting Carnap: Critical Essays.


Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970), one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, helped found logical positivism, was one of the originators of the field of philosophy of science, and was a leading contributor to semantics and inductive logic. This volume of new essays, written by leading international experts, places Carnap in his philosophical context and studies his topics, his interests, and the major stages of his thought.

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The essays reassess Carnap's place in the history of analytic philosophy through his approach to metaphysics, values, politics, epistemology and philosophy of science. They delve into important topics of Carnap's mature thought, namely explication, naturalism, and his defence of analyticity; and they recover the logical and the linguistic components of philosophy and how they unfolded in the syntax-semantics relation, induction, and language-planning. The resulting interpretation of Carnap will be illuminating for both current and future research.

The publication constitutes part of  the research work done by the Value-Polarizations in Science Research Group.

More details about the book are available here.