Published in journal "Pedagogy and education", 2015-3 in rubric "Structure of pedagogical science", pages 254-263.
Resume: The book under review describes the history of the development of logic and analytical philosophy in Central and Eastern European countries. The topic is being fully and thoroughly covered. In his research Levin demonstrates that the contribution of the scientists of Central and Eastern Europe to the development of logic and analytical philosophy cannot be reduced to famous researches of the Vienna Circle and Lwów–Warsaw school. The author proves that many famous scientists who are thought to come from the West in fact either originated from Central or Eastern Eruope or were under the great influence of the local scientific schools. They emigrated to the West searching for the best working conditions or escaping from the Nazi. The research is based on the analysis of all 38 articles comprising the book and making 7 chapters as well as the introduction written by the editor Andrew Schumann. The book contains very insightful articlse written by 53 researchers from 21 countries of Eastern and Central Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Czech Republic, Croatia, German Democratic Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine). The main conclusions are the following: 1) the book 'Logic in Central and Eastern Europe' is one of the most important books on the history of logic and philosophy of science in the world; 2) this book is some kind of encyclopaedia which has all the information a humanitarian should know about the history of logic and philosophy in Central and Eastern Europe; 3) the book defines why Soviet logical and philosophical schools have never got to play the leading role in the world.
Keywords: ideologization of science, scientific school, post-empire period, empire period, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, history of science, analytical philosophy, logic, emigration
Logic in Central and Eastern Europe. – N.Y.: University Press of America, 2013. – 730 p.
Carnap Rudolf. Der logische Syntax der Sprache. – Vien, 1934.
Zhurnal «Erkentis» («Poznanie»). Izbrannoe. – M.: Izdatel'skiy dom «Territoriya budushchego». Ideya-Press, 2007. – 472 s.
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