Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook

Cambridge and Vienna

Frank P. Ramsey and the Vienna Circle

Editors: Galavotti, Maria C. (Ed.)

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The Institute Vienna Circle held a conference in Vienna in 2003, Cambridge and Vienna – Frank P. Ramsey and the Vienna Circle, to commemorate the philosophical and scientific work of Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903–1930). This Ramsey conference provided not only historical and biographical perspectives on one of the most gifted thinkers of the Twentieth Century, but also new impulses for further research on at least some of the topics pioneered by Ramsey, whose interest and potential are greater than ever.

Ramsey did pioneering work in several fields, practitioners of which rarely know of his important work in other fields: philosophy of logic and theory of language, foundations of mathematics, mathematics, probability theory, methodology of science, philosophy of psychology, and economics. There was a focus on the one topic which was of strongest mutual concern to Ramsey and the Vienna Circle, namely the question of foundations of mathematics, in particular the status of logicism.

Although the major scientific connection linking Ramsey with Austria is his work on logic, to which the Vienna Circle dedicated several meetings, certainly the connection which is of greater general interest concerns Ramsey's visits and discussions with Wittgenstein. Ramsey was the only important thinker to actually visit Wittgenstein during his school-teaching career in Puchberg and Ottertal in the 1920s, in Lower Austria; and later, Ramsey was instrumental in getting Wittgenstein positions at Cambridge.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Frank Ramsey — A Biographical Sketch

    Gabriele Taylor

    Pages 1-18

  • Ramsey’s Psychological Theory of Belief

    Patrick Suppes

    Pages 35-53

  • Bergmann, Gustav, Collected Works Vol. I: Selected Papers I, edited by E. Tegtmeier, Frankfurt/Lancaster: Ontos-Verlag, 2003

    Daniel von Wachter

    Pages 219-222

  • Patrick Suppes, Representation and Invariance of Scientific Structures, CSLI publications, Stanford, California (distributed by Chicago University Press)

    Claudia Arrighi, Viola Schiaffonati

    Pages 231-236

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cambridge and Vienna
Book Subtitle
Frank P. Ramsey and the Vienna Circle
Editors
  • Maria C. Galavotti
Series Title
Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4101-3
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4101-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4100-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7042-5
Series ISSN
0929-6328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 256
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