This book addresses the argument in the history of the philosophy of science between the positivists and the anti-positivists. The author starts from a point of firm conviction that all science and philosophy must start with the given… But that the range of the given is not definite. He begins with an examination of science from the outside and then the inside, explaining his position on metaphysics and attempts to formulate the character of operational acts before a general theory of symbolism is explored. The last five chapters constitute a treatise to show that the development from one stage of symbolismto the next is inevitable, consequently that explanatory science represents the culmination of knowledge.
Preface 1. The Place of Science 2. The Structure of Science 3. Nature: Occurrents 4. Nature: Complexes 5. Awareness 6. Operations 7. Meaning 8. Meaning: Correlational Symbols 9. Meaning: Constructs and Hypotheses 10. The Development of Knowledge 11. Models 12. Description 13. Explanation 14. Quantitative Methods
Reissuing works originally published between 1931 and 1990, this set of twenty-four books covers the full range of the philosophy of logic, from introductions to logic, to calculus and mathematical logic, to logic in language and linguistics and logical reasoning in law and ethics. An international array of authors are represented in this comprehensive collection.