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Sebastian Lutz

Thank you for this kind eulogy. I have but one historical remark on this passage:

"Suppes is typically read as a halfhearted reaction against (or even within) logical positivism: he accepted its general project (the formalization of the epistemic question of how observation relates to theory through the techniques of logic), while merely rejecting its strict adherence to first order languages."

If this is indeed so, then Suppes rejected no aspect of logical positivism at all, since the logical positivists accepted (and in the case of Carnap, Woodger, and at least at one point even Hempel explicitly relied on) higher order logics.

John Perry

Terrific obit!

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