Metascience 23 (2):255-261 (2014)

Georg Schiemer
University of Vienna
This excellent book presents a collection of eleven articles, all but one of which were written by William Demopoulos over the period of the last 19 years. The book comprises eight published articles, some of which have appeared only recently, as well as three new articles. The thematic scope of the topics investigated here is broad and ranges from Frege’s original logicist program outlined in his Grundlagen der Arithmetik (Frege 1884) to Carnap’s mature work on the logical reconstruction of scientific theories from the late 1950s and early 1960s. The book focuses on two general topics, namely (1) Frege’s logicism and its philosophical evaluation; and (2) the “abstract conception of theories,” that is, work in the tradition of Russell, Ramsey, and Carnap on formal theory reconstruction.Demopoulos’ contributions to (1) concern mainly the role of Hume’s Principle as an identity criterion for natural numbers as well as Frege’s understanding of the apriority and generality of arithmetical
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