The “Political” philosophy of logical empiricism

@article{Wick1951TheP,
  title={The “Political” philosophy of logical empiricism},
  author={W. Wick},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  year={1951},
  volume={2},
  pages={49-57}
}
  • W. Wick
  • Published 1951
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Studies
LOGICAL empiricists, of course, have no philosophy of politics beyond what they have suggested in footnotes and asides; and these say only that political questions which do not fit into the unity of science are noncognitive. But this is not my point. It is rather that logical empiricism quite explicitly is, if it does not have, what may properly be called a political or social philosophy, and that this fact is both genuinely and generally important. My discussion begins with two recent papers… Expand
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