CONTENTS:- 1. Classical British Empiricism and its Development 2. The Birth of Logical Positivism and its Objectives 3. The Nature and Method of Philosophy 4. The Principle of Verification 5. The Nature of Perception 6. The Problem of Induction 7. On Other Minds and Statements 8. Concluding Remarks
The book Logical Positivism Revisited is an attempt to expound and critically examine the cardinal doctrines of logical positivism. The logical rigour with which the followers of this school of thought analysed the issues concerning language, knowledge and truth shows that the problems of philosophy can only be solved by resorting to logical analysis. The view that problems of philosophy surface because of our misunderstanding or loose correlation of our language has provided a new dimension to our philosophical thinking. Moreover, logical positivism's anti-metaphysical stance highlights its taste for logic, mathematics and science and its distaste for speculative thinking in philosophy. Such an attempt in philosophy is viewed by the logical positivists as a revolution in philosophy.