I committed to teach a course on Logical Positivism next year, and I have to figure out which books I should order. Here’s a list; if you have any comments or ideas, please let me know.
- Carnap, The Logical Construction of the World
- Ayer, Logical Positivism
- Ayer, Language, Truth, and Logic
- Friedman, Reconsidering Logical Positivism
Thats approx. 80 bucks. Plus some copies of Mach and Hilbert on geometry, passages from the Tractatus, Carnap and Quine on logical truth and convention, Two Dogmas, stuff like that. Sarkar, Logical Empiricism at Its Peak: Schlick, Carnap, and Neurath might be a good resource, but too expensive to make a required text.