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July 17, 2005

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Greg Frost-Arnold

Since the publication of Reconsidering Logical Positivism, Friedman has recanted his basically Quinean final judgment on the positivists. He recently wrote Dynamics of Reason, which attempts to resuscitate elements of logical positivism (especially that of Carnap and Reichenbach) by blending them with a generally Kuhnian view of the history of science. (Carnap himself thought Kuhn's notion of incommensurable paradigms was quite close to Carnap's notion of two linguistic frameworks that are not strictly intertranslatable.)

Protagoras

Thanks for the update, I'll have to check that out.

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