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Sznajder, Marta (2016): What conceptual spaces can do for Carnap's late inductive logic. In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, Vol. 56: 62 - 71
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In the last published account of his late inductive logic, the Basic System of Inductive Logic, Rudolf Carnap introduced a new element to the systems of inductive logic, namely the so-called attribute spaces. These geometrical structures model the meanings of the predicates of the object language and have a similar structure as the conceptual spaces employed by cognitive scientists like Peter Gardenfors. I show how the development of the theory of conceptual spaces helps us to see the addition of attribute spaces as a step forward in explicating the concept of confirmation. I discuss the differences and similarities of the two theories and investigate the possibilities for developing further connections.