“Was bedeutet Carnap’s ‘Reinigung’ der Erkenntnistheorie?”

Translated title of the contribution: What is the Meaning of Carnap's 'Purification' of Epistemology?

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Abstract

In a lecture at the end of the creative period examined in this volume, Carnap described the development of scientific philosophy to date and outlined the next step. The subject of the present article is the presentation of this further development. The problems that the former epistemology had to overcome in the "cleansing" of metaphysical slag and inappropriate psychologisms are discussed, as well as Carnap's solution, which combined purely logical investigations with empirical scientific theory and thus sought to meet different demands.
Translated title of the contributionWhat is the Meaning of Carnap's 'Purification' of Epistemology?
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationDer junge Carnap in historischem Kontext
Subtitle of host publication1918-1935
EditorsChristian Damboeck, Gereon Wolters
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Chapter6
Pages127-147
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030582517
ISBN (Print)9783030582500, 9783030582531
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2021

Keywords

  • Rudolf Carnap
  • epistemology
  • physicalism

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