Logic as a Positive Science
Della Volpe's efforts to establish a scientific logic free of any aprioristic speculation
Reprint. Hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 14cm, 268pp.
Logic as a Positive Science represents the fruit of more than two decades of the philosophical work of Galvano Della Volpe. The central concern of Logic as a Positive Science is to establish a scientific logic free of any aprioristic speculation. Delia Volpe argues that there can be no specifically philosophical logic, or method of producing true knowledge. On the contrary, there is only one logic and one method: that of modern, experimental science. The establishment of this proposition is, according to the dictates of his method itself, part and parcel of a description of what that logic is, and how it is distinct from and superior to any other. Della Volpe maintains that the liberation of philosophy from idealist speculation is itself a historical process, and critical consideration of that process is integral to the constitution of a genuinely scientific logic and methodology.
A good reading copy. The dustwrapper is faded to the spine, and the book has tanning to the pages throughout, with some light foxing to the top edge. It remains in good readable condition.