Rudolf Carnap (18 May 1891 – 14 September 1970) was a German-American philosopher and logician. He was active in Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter. He was a major member of the Vienna Circle and an advocate of logical positivism. He is considered "one of the giants among twentieth-century philosophers".
Education[change | change source]
He studied at the Barmen Gymnasium. Then, he attended the University of Jena, intending to write a thesis in physics. But he also studied philosophy and attended Frege's courses in mathematical logic.
Career[change | change source]
Works[change | change source]
Here is the list of some of his works in philosophy:
- Der logische Aufbau der Welt (1928a, The Logical Construction of the World)
- Der Raum
- Introduction to symbolic logic and its applications. Dover, New York.
- Formalization of logic. Harvard University Press