History & Philosophy of Science

Carnap, Rudolf | The Unity of Science

  • First English language edition, first impression. Originally published as “Die physikalische Sprache als Universalsprache der Wissenschaft” in the journal Erkenntnis in 1932.

    “Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970) was one of the best-known philosophers of the twentieth century. Notorious as one of the founders, and perhaps the leading philosophical representative, of the movement known as logical positivism or logical empiricism, he was one of the originators of the new field of philosophy of science and later a leading contributor to semantics and inductive logic” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Science).

  • ...Translated with an Introduction by M. Black. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1934.

    Small octavo. Original white paper boards, red cloth backstrip, title to upper board in red, printed paper label to spine. Short pencilled note to the rear free endpaper. Binding a little rubbed and scratched, spine faded, corners slightly bumped, a little spotting to contents. A very good copy.