Chapter 37. Logical Empiricism and Logical Positivism

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Krzysztof Brzechczyn

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch37

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Brzechczyn, K. (2008) Logical Empiricism and Logical Positivism, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch37

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Adam Mickiewitz University/Institute of National Remembrance, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • logical empiricism and logical positivism - beginnings of logical positivism;
  • Hempelian model of explanation in historiography;
  • logical positivism - basic information;
  • Boyle–Charles Law of ideal gas;
  • deductive-nomological (or covering-law) model of explanation;
  • Popperian critique of historicism;
  • critique of historicism;
  • logical positivism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Logical Positivism: Basic Information

  • The Hempelian Model of Explanation in Historiography

  • Popperian Critique of Historicism

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography