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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.
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Carnap

(ˈkɑːnæp)
n
(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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It is well known that Rudolf Carnap's original system of inductive logic failed to provide an adequate account of analogical reasoning.
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The sort of propositions I wish to denote as metaphysical may most easily be made clear by some examples: the Essence and Principle of the world is "Water", said Thales, "Fire", said Heraclitus, "the Infinite", said Anaximander; "Number", said Pythagoras (Carnap, 1998:461).
Este texto objetiva explicar como o Constructivismo logico-semantico se relaciona com a "pragmatica", esclarecendo a acepcao do termo "pragmatico" adotada, o que sera feito mediante a triade linguistica de Charles Morris e Rudolf Carnap "sintaxe, semantica e pragmatica".
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His topics include the idea of progress in the French Enlightenment, John Stuart Mill and social and natural sciences, Mach's empirio-criticism, Rudolf Carnap and philosophy as logical analysis, positivism and politics, and the positive mind and law.