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 The Rudolf Carnap Collection
Born in 1891 in Ronsdorf, Germany, Rudolf Carnap was educated at the Universities of Freiburg and Jena.
After arriving in the United States, Carnap taught at the University of Chicago until 1952, was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from 1952 to 1954, and held a position at UCLA from 1954 until his death in 1970.
Carnap made substantial contributions in the areas of constructional theories, physicalism, the epistemological foundations of physics and mathematics, the syntactical structure of language, semantics, modal logic, and probability theory.
www.library.pitt.edu /libraries/special/asp/carnap.html   (670 words)

 Carnap, Rudolf [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Rudolf Carnap, a German-born philosopher and naturalized U.S. citizen, was a leading exponent of logical positivism and was one of the major philosophers of the twentieth century.
Carnap thus defines analytic statements as logically determined statements: their truth depends on logical rules of inference and is independent of experience.
Carnap deals with (i) the distinction between observational and theoretical terms, (ii) the distinction between analytic and synthetic statements and (iii) quantitative concepts.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/c/carnap.htm   (5674 words)

 Rudolf Carnap's The Logical Structure of the World
Carnap defines a constructional system of objects as a system in which the objects of each level are constructed from objects of more elementary levels of construction.
Carnap explains that the rules of a constructional system may also clarify the problem of whether or not the mind and body are two different substances.
Carnap says that construction theory may also clarify the problem of what defines the nature of the self, in that the self may be defined as a unified expression of elementary experiences.
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Carnap, however, understands these statements as being meaningful because they are "true solely by virtue of their form" and follows Kant in defining them as analytic statements (Carnap 1959, 76).
Carnap and Heidegger, as well as the philosophical traditions founded by the two, have a common point of departure, but proceed from there in opposite directions and thus arrive at diametrically contrary forms of philosophy.
Carnap's best known example is the decision between idealism and realism (in the question of the existence of an external world), which is classified only as theoretically, but not as practically irre levant.
www.phil.cmu.edu /projects/carnap/jena/GabrielJena.rtf   (4896 words)

 Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": V. Brushlinsky: Carnap's ‘Elimination of Metaphysics’
Carnap divides all propositions having a meaning into three classes: (1) Propositions that are true in virtue of their form alone (tautological or analytical judgments).
Carnap holds that if language were built in accordance with strict logic, with arrangement of words into logical categories, meaningless propositions of the second type would be almost as impossible as meaningless propositions of the first type (‘Caesar is and’).
Carnap painstakingly elaborates mechanistic, formal‑logic, scholastic schemes and criteria to determine the ‘meaning’ and the ‘sense’ of words and propositions without noticing that these very schemes and criteria are devoid of all concrete content and are therefore incapable of giving a correct idea of science or of metaphysics.
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 Rudolph Carnap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Carnap's "The Old and the New Logic" appeared in the first issue of "Erkenntnis," the short-lived journal of the Logical Positivists, and showed the full pretensions of the young logical Positivists and the kind of energy that set their movement rolling.
Carnap's purpose in "Psychology in Physical Language" was to show that every sentence of psychology may be formulated in physical language.
In the case of psychology, Carnap stated that all of the sentences in psychology can be expressed in a physical language so that if the physical language were chosen as the system language then the protocol languages of psychology would become a subset of the physical language as a result all science would become physics.
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 Carnap, Rudolf - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Carnap was one of the most influential of contemporary philosophers; he is known as a founder of logical positivism and made important contributions to logic, semantics, and the philosophy of science.
The Logical Syntax of Language, 1937) he defined philosophy as "the logic of the sciences" and considered it a general language whose only legitimate concern could be to describe and criticize the language of the particular sciences.
Carnap later modified this extreme view, which rejects almost all of traditional philosophy.
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 Rudolf Carnap (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
However, Carnap’s principal interest at that time was in physics, and by 1913 he was planning to write his dissertation on thermionic emission.
In 1928, Carnap published The Logical Structure of the World, in which he developed a formal version of empiricism arguing that all scientific terms are definable by means of a phenomenalistic language.
Carnap was also interested in formal logic (Introduction to Symbolic Logic, 1954) and in inductive logic (Logical Foundations of Probability, 1950; The Continuum of Inductive Methods, 1952).
www.philosophyprofessor.com.cob-web.org:8888 /philosophers/rudolf-carnap.php   (885 words)

 Rudolf Carnap Biography | World of Mathematics
Between 1910 and 1914, Carnap studied philosophy, physics and mathematics at the Universities of Jena and Freiburg.
Carnap became a leading member of the Vienna Circle and, a strong proponent of logical positivism, the philosophy that holds that all valid philosophical problems are solvable by logical analysis.
Except for a short period as a visiting professor at Harvard University (1940-41), Carnap was a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago between 1936 and 1952.
www.bookrags.com /biography/rudolf-carnap-wom   (427 words)

 EJAP 5:1: Price, "Carnap, Quine and the Fate of Metaphysics"
Carnap's point is not simply that metaphysical claims are unverifiable, but that the activity of metaphysics relies on a confusion about what can be done with language.
We have seen that Quine agrees with Carnap in rejecting global externalism in metaphysics (and that Quine's appeal to the failure of the analytic-synthetic distinction is largely a red herring at this point).
Carnap's claim that traditional metaphysics is also guilty of local externalism turns out to rest on foundations which Carnap himself does not supply -- in effect, functional foundations for Ryle's notion of a category mistake.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Carnap,
Carnap, Rudolf CARNAP, RUDOLF [Carnap, Rudolf], 1891-1970, German-American philosopher.
He studied at Harvard (Ph.D., 1932) under Alfred North Whitehead and in Europe, where he was influenced by Rudolf Carnap.
Carnap gang suspect nabbed in Pasig.(Metro and National News)
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 Rudolf Carnap
Für Carnap bestand die Aufgabe der Philosophie in der logischen Analyse der (Wissenschafts-)Sprache, wobei er als einer der ersten Theoretiker versuchte, die bahnbrechenden logischen Arbeiten von Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell und Alfred North Whitehead für erkenntnis- und wissenschaftstheoretische Fragestellungen nutzbar zu machen.
Von 1931 bis 1935 hatte Carnap eine außerordentliche Professur für Naturphilosophie an der Deutschen Universität in Prag inne.
Unter dem Einfluss von Otto Neurath distanzierte sich Carnap in den frühen Dreißigerjahren zunehmend von der Idee eines Konstitutionssystems mit eigenpsychischer Basis und entwickelte u.a.
www.philosophenlexikon.de /carnap.htm   (552 words)

Rudolph Carnap in his " Testability and Meaning " avers that confirmation over verification is required when the sentences at issue involve theoretical terms, in particular theoretical terms that appear to "intervene" as explanatory of behavior under certain conditions.
Carnap insisted on an operationalist approach to the introduction of theoretical terms such as solubility.
What is important is the influence or Carnap's thinking on the matter of reduction and confirmation in psychology and indirectly at least, or so I maintain, on both Chomsky and the behaviorists.
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 Rudolf Carnap
I have attempted to assemble such information on Carnap as is scattered through the web, including on-line texts, pictures, notices of events, and other materials.
The Limits of Epistemology: Rudolf Carnap Confronts Skepticism by Michael Weisberg.
Rudolf Carnap -- From Jena to L.A. See also the homepage of the department which sponsored this event.
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 Rudolf Carnap Bibliography
The Schilpp volume is still in print and may be purchased on-line, for example at Amazon.com.
Carnap wrote a synopsis of Physikalische Begriffsbildung: "Physikalische Begriffsbildung" Annalen der Philosophie und philosophischen Kritik (Leipzig) Band 6, Heft 4 (July 18, 1927), pp.
This is an abstract of a paper Carnap presented on September 1, 1936 at the Harvard Tercentenary Conference of Arts and Sciences.
www.carnap.org /carnapbib.html   (1634 words)

 Philosophical Dictionary: Caird-Catharsis
(1950), Carnap tried to devise a purely formal representation of the degree of confirmation to which scientific hypotheses are susceptible.
Carnap's notions about the formation of scientific theories are expressed in
Linguistic Frameworks and Ontology: A Re-Examination of Carnap's Metaphilosophy
www.philosophypages.com /dy/c.htm   (1327 words)

 Vienna Circle [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Among Vienna Circle's members were M. Schlick, R. Carnap, H. Feigl, P. Frank, K. Gödel, H. Hahn, V. Kraft, O. Neurath, F.
In 1929 Hahn, Neurath and Carnap published the manifesto of the circle: Wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung.
In 1930 Carnap and Reichenbach undertook the editorship of the journal Erkenntnis, which was published between 1930 and 1940 (from 1939 the editors were Neurath, Carnap and Morris).
www.utm.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /research/iep/v/viennaci.htm   (606 words)

 The KLI Theory Lab - keywords - Carnap
Quine, W.V. Carnap, R. Dear Carnap, Dear Van: The Quine-Carnap Correspondence and Related Work.
Keywords: biography • Carnap • HOPOS • Quine.
Keywords: Carnap • Feigl • history of logical empiricism • history of the Vienna Circle • logic • Neurath • probability • Quine • Reichenbach • Schlick.
www.kli.ac.at /theorylab/Keyword/C/Carnap.html   (194 words)

 Rudolf Carnap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When Wittgenstein visited Vienna, Carnap would meet with him.
Most of Carnap's publications from 1940 onwards can be tracked via the web-based Philosopher's Index, to which most academic libraries subscribe.
All that is required of him is that, if he wishes to discuss it, he must state his methods clearly, and give syntactical rules instead of philosophical arguments." The Logical Syntax of Language, §17 (1937)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rudolf_Carnap   (1365 words)

 Carnap Readings
Carnap, Rudolf The Logical Structure of the World
Carnap, Rudolf Meaning and Necessity (University of Chicago Press, 1947).
"Carnap and Two Dogmas of Empiricism", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (December 1999), pp.
www.philosophy.unimelb.edu.au /handouts/161037/rc.html   (191 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Studies in Inductive Logic and Probability by Rudolf Carnap
The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap: The Library of Living Philosophers, Volume XI, 1963
The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: to the Vienna Station by J. Alberto Coffa
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 CiteULike: Tag carnap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap : To the Vienna Station
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 Dear Carnap, Dear Van: The Quine-Carnap Correspondence and Related Work
[23—  Ralph Barton Perry to Carnap 1935-5-13 (Enclosure in 22)]
[111—  Carnap to Quine and Ina C. to Quine 1943-11-17]
[147—  Ina Carnap to Quine and Marjorie Q. [148—  Carnap to Quine 1954-7-15]
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 Rudolf Carnap at Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base
Rudolf Carnap at Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base
The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap, Library of Living Philosophers, Vol.11, Ed.
Paul Schlipp; Open Court Publishing), covering his student years, as well as his years in Germany, Vienna and the United States.
www.erraticimpact.com /~analytic/carnap.htm   (74 words)

 Open Court - Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Brochure for the Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap (pdf format)
The Logical Structure of the World and Pseudoproblems in Philosophy
The Logical Syntax of Language by Rudolf Carnap (2002)
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