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Rudolf Carnap

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Rudolf Carnap (18 May 1891 – 14 September 1970) was a German-American philosopher and logician.[1] 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".[2]

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]

He taught philosophy in Prague, and Vienna and the United States.

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Carnap". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  2. California Digital Library

Other websites[change | change source]

  • [1] Rudolf Carnap, Logical Empiricist, naterials and perspectives, Hintikka, Jaakko (ed)]
  • Carnap's biography