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Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook

Scientific Philosophy: Origins and Development

Editors: Stadler, Friedrich (Ed.)

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Scientific Philosophy: Origins and Development is the first Yearbook of the Vienna Circle Institute, which was founded in October 1991. The book contains original contributions to an international symposium which was the first public event to be organised by the Institute: `Vienna--Berlin--Prague: The Rise of Scientific Philosophy: The Centenaries of Rudolf Carnap, Hans Reichenbach and Edgar Zilsel.'
The first section of the book - `Scientific Philosophy - Origins and Developments' reveals the extent of scientific communication in the inter-War years between these great metropolitan centres, as well as presenting systematic investigations into the relevance of the heritage of the Vienna Circle to contemporary research and philosophy. This section offers a new paradigm for scientific philosophy, one which contrasts with the historiographical received view of logical empiricism. Support for this re-evaluation is offered in the second section, which contains, for the first time in English translation, Gustav Bergmann's recollections of the Vienna Circle, and an historical study of political economist Wilhelm Neurath, Otto Neurath's father.
The third section gives a report on current computer-based research which documents the relevance of Otto Neurath's `Vienna method of pictorial statistics', or `Isotypes'. A review section describes new publications on Neurath and the Vienna Circle, as well anthologies relevant to Viennese philosophy and its history, setting them in their wider cultural and political perspective. Finally, a description is given of the Vienna Circle Institute and its activities since its foundation, as well as of its plans for the future.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)
  • Empiricism in the Vienna Circle and in the Berlin Society for Scientific Philosophy. Recollections and Reflections

    Pages 1-9

    Hempel, Carl G.

  • Logical Empiricism and the Uniqueness of the Schlick Seminar: A Personal Experience with Consequences

    Pages 11-25

    Naess, Arne

  • Ludwig’s Apple Tree: On the Philosophical Relations between Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle

    Pages 27-46

    Hintikka, Jaakko

  • From the Vienna Circle to Harvard Square: The Americanization of a European World Conception

    Pages 47-73

    Holton, Gerald

  • The Cultural Meaning of Aufbau

    Pages 75-93

    Galison, Peter

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Philosophy: Origins and Development
Editors
  • Friedrich Stadler
Series Title
Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2964-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2964-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2526-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4332-0
Series ISSN
0929-6328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 310
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