Rudolf Carnap

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The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap

(Volume XI, 1963)

Rudolf Carnap is probably the most widely influential philosopher in the Western World today. In the 1920's Carnap was one of the leaders of the renowned Vienna Circle, where, with Wittgenstein and Schlick, he was one of the founders of the movement which they called Logical Positivism, or Logical Empiricism. For the past forty years Carnap's work has had an enormous influence in the development of the so-called "Analytical Philosophy," which, together with the earlier Logical Positivism of the Vienna Circle has since permeated philosophy in every corner of the globe. 

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Rudolf Carnap: Intellectual Autobiography

Rudolf Carnap

(Replies follow essays)

Charles Morris: Pragmatism and Logical 
Robert S. Cohen: Dialectical Materialism and Carnap's Logical Empiricism 
Philipp Frank: The Pragmatic Components in Carnap's "Elimination of Metaphysics"
Paul Henle: Meaning and Verifiability 
Karl R. Popper: The Demarcation Between Science and Metaphysics 
Herbert Feigl: Physicalism, Unity of Science and the Foundations of Psychology 
A.J. Ayer: Carnap's Treatment of the Problem of Other Minds 
Robert Feys: Carnap on Modalities 
John Myhill: An Alternative to the Method of Extension and Intension 
Donald Davidson: The Method of Extension and Intension 
R.M. Martin: On Carnap's Conception of Semantics 
W.V. Quine: Carnap and Logical Truth 
Herbert G. Bohnert: Carnap's Theory of Definition and Analyticity 
Wilfrid Sellars: Empiricism and Abstract Entities 
E.W. Beth: Carnap's Views on the Advantages of Constructed Systems Over Natural Languages in the Philosophy of Science 
P.F. Strawson: Carnap's Views on Constructed Systems versus Natural Languages in Analytic Philosophy 
Yehoshua Bar-Hillel: Remarks on Carnap's Logical Syntax of Language 
Nelson Goodman: The Significance of Der logische Aufbau der Welt 
Arthur Pap: Reduction Sentences and Disposition Concepts 
Adolf Grünbaum: Carnap's Views on the Foundations of Geometry 
Carl G. Hempel: Implications of Carnap's Work for the Philosophy of Science 
John G. Kemeny: Carnap's Theory of Probability and Induction 
Arthur W. Burks: On the Significance of Carnap's System of Inductive Logic for the Philosophy of Induction 
Hilary Putnam: "Degree of Confirmation" and Inductive Logic 
Ernest Nagel: Carnap's Theory of Induction 
Abraham Kaplan: Logical Empiricism and Value Judgments
Rudolf Carnap: Replies and Systematic Expositions
Bibliography of the Writings of Rudolf Carnap