Logic as a Positive Science


Logic as a Positive Science

Logic as a Positive Science is one of the major works of Italian Marxist philosopher Galvano Della Volpe. It was first published in 1950 as "Logica come Scienza positiva". A second edition appeared in 1956 and according to translator, Jon Rothschild, Della Volpe was reportedly working on a third edition at the time of his death in 1968 which was never completed. The definitive, enlarged edition was published posthumously in 1969 under the slightly different title "Logica Come Scienza Storica"cite book |author=Makaryk, Irena Rima |title=Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory: Approaches, Scholars, Terms |publisher=University of Toronto Press |location=Toronto |year=1993 |pages=291-293 |isbn=0-8020-6860-X |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=CTJCiLG9AeoC&pg=PA291&dq=%22LOGICA+COME+SCIENZA+STORICA%22&output=html&sig=ACfU3U1BWKf7SsUCQrky4xDoLKIrsUopLQ |accessdate=] Jon Rothschild translated the book into English for New Left Books (now Verso), and was first published by them as "Logic as a Positive Science" in 1980.

The book's thesis was basically that whatever progress has been made in philosophy has come out of struggles against apriorist idealism and Della Volpe provides in his book several case studies of such critiques of apriorism including Plato's critique of Parmenides, Aristotle's critique of Plato, Galileo's critique of scholastic science, Kant's critique of Leibniz's rationalism, and the young Marx's critique of Hegelian idealism.

Notes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Science and the Church — • Dicsusses the relationship between the two subjects Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Science and the Church     Science and the Church      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • logic, history of — Introduction       the history of the discipline from its origins among the ancient Greeks to the present time. Origins of logic in the West Precursors of ancient logic       There was a medieval tradition according to which the Greek philosopher …   Universalium

  • Logic and the philosophy of mathematics in the nineteenth century — John Stillwell INTRODUCTION In its history of over two thousand years, mathematics has seldom been disturbed by philosophical disputes. Ever since Plato, who is said to have put the slogan ‘Let no one who is not a geometer enter here’ over the… …   History of philosophy

  • Logic Theorist — is a computer program written in 1955 and 1956 by Alan Newell, Herbert Simon and J. C. Shaw. It was the first program deliberately engineered to mimic the problem solving skills of a human being and is called the first artificial intelligence… …   Wikipedia

  • science, philosophy of — Branch of philosophy that attempts to elucidate the nature of scientific inquiry observational procedures, patterns of argument, methods of representation and calculation, metaphysical presuppositions and evaluate the grounds of their validity… …   Universalium

  • Science in medieval Islam — In the history of science, Islamic science refers to the science developed under the Islamic civilization between the 8th and 16th centuries, during what is known as the Islamic Golden Age. [cite journal|first=A. I.|last=Sabra|authorlink=A. I.… …   Wikipedia

  • Science (Philosophies of) — Philosophies of science Mach, Duhem, Bachelard Babette E.Babich THE TRADITION OF CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE If the philosophy of science is not typically represented as a ‘continental’ discipline it is nevertheless historically rooted in… …   History of philosophy

  • Positive feedback — Alarm or panic can spread by positive feedback among a herd of animals to cause a stampede. Positive feedback is energy taken from the output of a system and reapplied to the input, which is phase congruent with the input signal. A system… …   Wikipedia

  • Science in the medieval Islamic world — This article is about the history of science in the Islamic civilization between the 8th and 16th centuries. For information on science in the context of Islam, see Islam and science …   Wikipedia

  • Science in the Age of Enlightenment — The scientific history of the Age of Enlightenment traces developments in science and technology during the Age of Reason, when Enlightenment ideas and ideals were being disseminated across Europe and North America. Generally, the period spans… …   Wikipedia