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 (kär′näp′, -năp′), Rudolf 1891-1970.
German-born American philosopher whose antimetaphysical views, set forth in such works as The Logical Structure of the World (1928) and The Logical Foundations of Probability (1950), were central to the development of logical positivism.

Carnap

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(Biography) Rudolf. 1891–1970, US logical positivist philosopher, born in Germany: attempted to construct a formal language for the empirical sciences that would eliminate ambiguity
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The initial hope, moreover, was that this could be done by defining the new concepts in terms of the old, which for Carnap and his associates meant: giving explicit rules by which all and only legitimate judgments involving the new concepts could be replaced by equivalent, evidently legitimate judgments involving the old ones.
His particular interest in milestones that serve at crossroads, including the introduction of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding and the resulting debate on natural language, and the work of Leibniz and Condillac, von Humboldt, John Stuart Mill, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Quine and Davidson.
Joven aun, viajo a Europa a estudiar con los positivistas del llamado Circulo de Viena y trabo amistad con ellos, especialmente con Rudolf Carnap, que le dio clases en Praga.
Carnap goes so far as to call this question, so much debated between nominalists and metaphysical platonists, meaningless.
Thomason 1977) -- it is the third member of the semiotic trichotomy--and the classic statements by both Morris and Carnap open volume 1.
Though Uebel makes his argument for both Rudolf Carnap and Moritz Schlick, it is especially contentious in the case of the latter, who penned the essay 'On the Foundation of Knowledge'.
Further, he agreed, as did Dewey, with many of Hegel's criticisms of Kant, and thought of Fregeans like Carnap as still too much under Kant's spell.
Thereafter, he and Naomi went to Prague where Quine met and discussed logic and philosophy with Rudolf Carnap, then on to Warsaw where Quine met a number of Polish logicians, including Alfred Tarski, Jan Lukasiewicz, and Stanislaw Le'sniewski.
In a statement, the PNP said that the number of carnap cases in the metropolis went down to eight, or as much as 70 percent, from an average of 39 incidents before Oplan Lambat Sibat started on June 2014.
He first lays out the work of Martin Heidegger in phenomenology, Rudolf Carnap in analytic philosophy, and Jacques Derrida in post-structuralism, as groundwork for the discussion.
En otros casos, como en las obras de Schlick (1918) o de Carnap (1928), filosofos que provienen de la ciencia, pero que ya no la ejercen, la filosofia de la ciencia todavia esta integrada en la teoria del conocimiento empirico en general.
After finishing his two year PhD with a dissertation on Principia Mathematica, Quine was off to Europe as Sheldon Traveling fellow where he famously met with Carnap, the leading influence on his philosophical development.