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Author Maynes, Jeffrey, author

Title Personal memories of the early analytic philosophers : analytic logic / synthetic lives / Jeffrey Maynes, Steven Gimbel
Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 194 pages)
Contents 1. Maria Reichenbach -- 2. Claude Grelling -- 3. Douglas Quine -- 4. Olaf and Maggie Helmer -- 5. Felix and Shulamith Oppenheim -- 6. Peter Achinstein -- 7. Ruth Anna and Hilary Putnam -- 8. Elizabeth Austin -- 9. Hannah Thost -- 10. Franz Alt -- 11. Nicholas Rescher
Summary Analytic Philosophy began in the first decades of the 20th century at Cambridge with Bertrand Russell, in Vienna with the Vienna Circle of Logical Positivists, and in Berlin with Hans Reichenbachs Society for Empirical Philosophy. While the story of the rise of this intellectual movement is chronicled in a number of recent and not so recent books, these treatments largely focus on the story of the ideas. Largely missing are the figures themselves, their lives and personalities. Those are saved in the memories of the people who knew them. Analytic Logic/Synthetic Lives is a collection of eleven edited transcripts of oral history interviews collected over twenty years with those who had such memories the widows, spouses, classmates, and students of these towering figures of 20th century analytic thought. The primary and secondary scholarly literature on the history of early analytic philosophy is plentiful, but the same is not true when it comes to the personal side of these figures. This volume fills that hole by collecting personal remembrances from those who knew them best
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 16, 2022)
Subject Philosophers, Modern -- Biography
Analysis (Philosophy) -- History -- 20th century
Analysis (Philosophy)
Philosophers, Modern
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Gimbel, Steven, 1968- author.
ISBN 9783031127076