Turkish Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science by Güven Güzeldere, G. Irzik

By Güven Güzeldere, G. Irzik

As an educational self-discipline, the philosophy and heritage of technological know-how in Turkey used to be marked by means of old occasions: Hans Reichenbach's immigrating to Turkey and taking a put up among 1933 and 1938 at Istanbul collage ahead of his tenure at UCLA, and Aydin Sayili's constructing a chair within the historical past of technology in 1952 after having turn into the 1st pupil to obtain a Ph.D. below George Sarton at Harvard collage. on account that then, either disciplines have flourished in Turkey.

The current publication, which incorporates seventeen newly commissioned articles, goals to offer a wealthy review of the present country of analysis via Turkish philosophers and historians of technology. themes lined handle concerns in method, causation, and relief, and comprise philosophy of good judgment and physics, philosophy of psychology and language, and Ottoman technology stories. The e-book additionally comprises an unpublished interview with Maria Reichenbach, Hans Reichenbach's spouse, which sheds new mild on Reichenbach's educational and private lifestyles in Istanbul and at UCLA.

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K: So you would put yourself in the two thirds. M: I would say so, absolutely. K: I see. Though your parents were baptized, you were baptized . . M: Yeah, but actually they came from Jewish stock, both sides. But I know in my family there were intermarriages, so the children were half Jewish. , but they survived. 22 G U¨ V E N G U¨ Z EL D E R E K: I asked the question because I was interested in how the whole group interacted with the Turkish culture, which was a totally different culture. So a lot of them were Jewish but they weren’t religious at all, right?

K: I’d love to be able to borrow that and make a copy of it. I’ve been searching around to get a picture of Russell when he was at UCLA. I haven’t been able to locate one . . Oh my goodness, that’s Hans’s writing, isn’t it? M: Yeah. K: Will you let me get a copy? M: Yeah, but swear that you will bring it back . . PART I PHILOSOPHY OF FORMAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES ¨ NBERG TEO GRU DEMARCATION OF THE LOGICAL CONSTANTS AND LOGICAL TRUTH IN TERMS OF ANALYTICITY1 1. INTRODUCTION The definition of logical truth (or validity) in particular languages presupposes an enumeration of the logical constants.

As a second example let us show that the empirical predicate ‘‘is blue’’ is indeed non-logical under CD 4. We must show $ ({‘‘is blue’’}  L) (10) $ Ag ({‘‘is blue’’} [ k) _ $ Snd ({‘‘is blue’’}) (11) and, therefore, We shall show that the first disjunct of (11) is true. Indeed we have [ ƒ{‘‘is blue’’}[k {‘‘k is blue’’} & $ ([ ‘an {‘‘k is blue’’}) (12) on the assumption that k 2 k and the location k is occupied, in the actual world, by a blue object. ‘‘k is blue’’ is a determinate truth, since it is true in all ({‘‘is blue’’} [ K)- D E M A R C A T I O N O F T H E L O G I C A L C O N S TA N T S 37 preserving interpretation.

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