Rudolf Carnap


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Rudolf Carnap (May 18, 1891 – September 14, 1970) was a German-born philosopher who 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. more »

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  • ''Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms.''
    Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970), Austrian U.S. philosopher of science, logical positivist. repr. in The Philosophy of Science, pp. 85-97, eds. R. Boyd, Gasp...
  • The self is the class (not the collection) of the experiences (or autopsychological states). The self does not belong to the expression of the basic experience, but is constructed only on a very high ...
    Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970), AustrianAmerican philosopher. Trans. by Rolf A. George, University of California Press (1967). The Logical Structure of the...
  • Science is a system of statements based on direct experience, and controlled by experimental verification. Verification in science is not, however, of single statements but of the entire system or a s...
    Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970), AustrianAmerican philosopher. trans. by Max Black, K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. (1934). Unity of Science, p. 42.
  • ''Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems.''
    Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970), AustrianAmerican philosopher. trans. by Max Black, K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. (1934). Unity of Science, p. 22.
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