Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook

Influences on the Aufbau

Editors: Damböck, Christian (Ed.)

  • Examines the wide spectrum of influences on Rudolf Carnap’s seminal work, Der Logische Aufbau der Welt (The Logical Structure of the World)
  • Traces the influences of both well-known and neglected figures in philosophy
  • Offers comparisons of the Aufbau with the work of contemporary scientists such as Weyl and Wiener
  • Features new archival findings on the early Carnap
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This volume offers 11 papers that cover the wide spectrum of influences on Rudolf Carnap’s seminal work, Der Logische Aufbau der Welt (The Logical Structure of the World). Along the way, it covers a host of topics related to this important philosophical work, including logic, theories of order, science, hermeneutics, and mathematics in the Aufbau, as the work is commonly termed. The book uncovers the influences of such neglected figures as Gerhards, Driesch, Ziehen, and Ostwald. It also presents new evidence on influences of well-known figures in philosophy, including Husserl, Rickert, Schlick, and Neurath. In addition, the book offers comparisons of the Aufbau with the work of contemporary scientists such as Weyl and Wiener as well as features new archival findings on the early Carnap.This book will appeal to researchers and students with an interest in the history and philosophy of science, history of analytic philosophy, the philosophy of the Vienna Circle, and the philosophy in interwar Germany and Austria.

About the authors

Christian Damböck studied philosophy in Vienna with added focuses on mathematics and history. He received his PhD at the University of Vienna in 2005 with a dissertation on philosophical logic. From 2002 to 2011 he worked at the Institute Vienna Circle (University of Vienna) in several research projects, all funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and directed by Friedrich Stadler. Recently he started working as an FWF researcher in the research project “Wilhelm Dilthey and Rudolf Carnap” (FWF research grant P24615) which is also located at the Institute Vienna Circle. In Spring term 2015 he will be Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. Christian’s main areas of research are history of philosophy and philosophy of science in the 19th and 20th century in central Europe; methodological questions in philosophy and philosophy of science; history and philosophy of logic; philosophy of the humanities; the philosophies of Wilhelm Dilthey, Hermann Cohen, Rudolf Carnap, Thomas Kuhn and Wolfgang Stegmüller.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • External World Problems: The Logical Construction of the World and the ‘Mathematical Core of the External World Hypothesis’

    Richardson, Alan

    Pages 1-14

  • What Carnap Might Have Learned from Weyl

    Ryckman, Thomas

    Pages 15-29

  • Wiener and Carnap: A Missed Opportunity?

    Gandon, Sébastien

    Pages 31-50

  • Neurath’s Influence on Carnap’s Aufbau

    Uebel, Thomas

    Pages 51-75

  • Theories of Order in Carnap’s Aufbau

    Ziche, Paul

    Pages 77-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Influences on the Aufbau
Editors
  • Christian Damböck
Series Title
Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21876-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21876-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21875-5
Series ISSN
0929-6328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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