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Author Sigmund, Karl, 1945- author.

Title Exact thinking in demented times : the Vienna Circle and the epic quest for the foundations of science / Karl Sigmund.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Basic Books, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    501 SIG    Available
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Edition First United States edition.
Description xviii, 449 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "December 2017"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-430) and index.
Contents Preface / by Douglas Hofstadter -- Bringing the Vienna Circle into focus -- A tale of two thinkers -- A trial run for the Vienna Circle -- The circle starts rolling -- The turn of the circle -- The circle makes a name for itself -- Tangents -- The parallel circle -- The circle squeezed -- Moral matters -- The circle's end -- Circling the globe -- Fadeout -- Afterword.
Subject Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
Vienna circle.
Logical positivism.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945- writer of preface.
ISBN 9780465096954 (hardcover)
0465096956 (hardcover)
9780465096961 (electronic book)

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