Inscribed by Rudolf Carnap
Logical Foundations of Probability.
Item Number: 19080
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951.
First edition, second printing of this monumental treatise on probability. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Gordon Matthews, with best regards, Rudolf Carnap.” In near fine condition. Books signed or inscribed by Carnap are rare.
Rudolf Carnap was a German-born philosopher who was active in Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter. He was a major member of the Vienna Circle and an advocate of logical positivism. He is considered "one of the giants among twentieth-century philosophers" (University of California Library).