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Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) was a German-American philosopher mainly working in logic and philosophy of science. He began his philosophical career as a neo-Kantian, and later became a leading figure of the logical empiricism of the Vienna Circle. Since that time, he considered it as one of the main tasks of philosophy to “overcome metaphysics” – not simply as an internal philosophical issue, but also as a contribution of philosophy to the project of enlightenment and the fight against politically and morally pernicious ideologies. After his emigration to the United States (1935) he became one of the best-known representatives of philosophy of science and analytic philosophy. According to Carnap, the task of philosophy was to construct linguistic and ontological frameworks that could be used in the ongoing progress of scientific knowledge. In the last decades of his life he dedicated a great part of his work in the elaboration of inductive logic. 

Key works Two classical works of Carnap are Carnap 1928 (translated into English as Carnap 1969) and Carnap 1937. Two excellent collections of papers on all aspects of Carnap's philosophy are  Creath & Friedman 2007 and Richardson & Uebel 2007. The Schilpp volume Schilpp 1963 dedicated to Carnap is still worth reading. Klein & Awodey 2004 and  Friedman 2002 offer useful information on the European context of Carnap's philosophy.
Introductions Many introductory works on specific Carnapian themes may be found in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. There are surprisingly few introductory works that deal with Carnap's philosophy in general. An internet source is Murzi 2001, for a book-length general introduction into Carnap's philosophy see Mormann 2000
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  1. Peter Achinstein (1966). Rudolf Carnap, II. Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):758 - 779.
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  2. S. Awodey & A. W. Carus (forthcoming). Carnap and Gödel. Synthese.
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  3. R. J. B. (1964). The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap. Review of Metaphysics 18 (2):390-390.
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  4. Daniela M. Bailer-Jones (2002). Alan Richardson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He is the Author of Many Essays in History of Philoso-Phy of Science and of the Monograph, Carnap's Construction of the World: The Aufbau and the Emergence of Logical Empiricism (Cambridge University Press, 1998). He is a Co-Editor of Origins of Logical Empiricism (University. [REVIEW] Perspectives on Science 10 (3).
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  5. Ramiro Délio Borges de Meneses (2011). Axiology and propositional ethics in the second Carnap: by logical analysis. [Portuguese]. Eidos 9:74-109.
    Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE Procura-se com este artigo a posição da ética em relação com a análise lógica, no âmbito do “Circulo de Viena”, pelo pensamento de R. Carnap. Existem condições para determinar a aplicação do principio da verificabilidade, pela filosofia da linguagem, seguindo o pensamento de R. Carnap. Aqui serão apresentadas as lógicas deônticas, em orden á fundamentação lógica da Bioética, como forma de globalização lingüística da mesma.
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  6. Ramiro Délio Borges de Meneses (2008). Axiology and Analytics Ethics According to Carnap: By the Logical Analysis. Eidos 9:74-109.
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  7. Jacques Bouveresse (2012). Rudolf Carnap and the Legacy of Aufklärung. In Pierre Wagner (ed.), Carnap's Ideal of Explication and Naturalism. Palgrave Macmillan.
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  8. Daniel J. Bronstein (1936). What Is Logical Syntax? Analysis 3 (4):49 - 56.
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  9. Bernd Buldt, Rudolf Carnap.
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  10. R. Carnap (1990). A Letter From Carnap, Rudolf to Tondl, Ladislav. Filosoficky Casopis 38 (3):360-361.
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  11. Rudolf Carnap (1935). Formalwissenschaft und Realwissenschaft. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 5 (1):30-37.
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  12. Rudolf Carnap (1928). Pseudoproblems in Philosophy. In The Logical Structure of the World & Pseudoproblems in Philosophy. Open Court. 305--343.
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  13. Rudolf Carnap, C. A. M. Maund & J. W. Reeves (1934). Report of Lectures on Philosophy and Logical Syntax, Delivered on 8 10 and 12 October at Bedford College in the University of London, by Professor Rudolf Carnap. [REVIEW] Analysis 2 (3):42 - 48.
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  14. Brian Carr & Jaakko Hintikka (1977). Rudolf Carnap, Logical Empiricist. Philosophical Quarterly 27 (109):364.
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  15. Michael T. Casey (1955). International Encyclopedia of Unified Science. Philosophical Studies 5:161-161.
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  16. Roderick M. Chisholm (1955). A Note on Carnap's Meaning Analysis. Philosophical Studies 6 (6):87-88.
  17. Alonzo Church (1943). Carnap's Introduction to Semantics. Philosophical Review 52 (3):298-304.
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  18. Ramon Cirera (1993). The Logical Analysis of Scientific Language. Grazer Philosophische Studien 45:1-19.
    "Testability and meaning" is usually considered as one of the most important sources of the received view in the philosophy of science and is accordingly read under the light of this tradition. Nevertheless, this reading splits the article from the philosophical project it belongs to. This paper relocates Carnap's writing to its proper philosophical place in the program of the Logische Syntax, which remained essentially alive for the rest of Carnap's philosophical career. The paper presents the main syntactic theses and (...)
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  19. M. Clavelin (1983). Quine Versus Carnap-Polemic Argument on Logical Truth. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 37 (144):69-92.
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  20. Moritz Cordes (2011). Rudolf Carnaps verschiedene Scheinproblemkonzeptionen. Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy 2010 25 (2):2.
    This paper is a review of Rudolf Carnap's changing attitudes towards the conceptualisation of pseudo-problems. For that purpose his early works are divided into four phases each of which display subtle dierences with respect to the role pseudo-problems play in Carnap's epistemology and philosophical metho- dology. Based on a number of short texts by Carnap, an attempt is made to give provisional denitions of `pseudo-problem' and related expressions.
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  21. D. R. Cousin (1950). Carnap's Theories of Truth. Mind 59 (233):1-22.
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  22. J. Couture (1997). Logical Analysis and Analyticity: From Carnap to Godel. Dialectica 51 (2).
  23. Richard Creath (2012). Analyticity in the Theoretical Language: Is a Different Account Really Necessary? In R. Creath (ed.), Rudolf Carnap and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism. Springer Verlag. 57--66.
    Recent essays by Michael Friedman1 and William Demopoulos2 on Carnap’s late approach to analyticity in the theoretical language make a convincing case for the continuing philosophic interest of this part of Carnap’s work. The present essay is intended not to disagree with any of these essays but to raise a logically prior worry as to whether Carnap’s account of analyticity here is well motivated and consistent with other attractive aspects of his view. To do this I outline, in §1, Frank (...)
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  24. Richard Creath (1990). Carnap, Quine, and the Rejection of Intuition. In Barret And Gibson (ed.), Perspectives on Quine. 55--66.
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  25. Richard Creath (1990). The Unimportance of Semantics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:405 - 416.
    Philosophers often divide Carnap's work into syntactic, semantic, and later periods, but this disguises the importance of his early syntactical writing. In Logical Syntax Carnap is a thoroughgoing conventionalist and pragmatist. Once we see that, it is easier to see as well that these views were retained throughout the rest of his life, that the breaks between periods are not as important as the continuities, and that our understanding of such Carnapian notions as analyticity and probability needs reevaluation.
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  26. Christian Damböck (2012). Rudolf Carnap and Wilhelm Dilthey:“German” Empiricism in the Aufbau. In R. Creath (ed.), Rudolf Carnap and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism. Springer Verlag. 67--88.
    Rudolf Carnap’s formative years as a philosopher were his time in Jena where he studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy, among others, with Gottlob Frege, the neo-Kantian Bruno Bauch, and Herman Nohl, a pupil of Wilhelm Dilthey.2 Whereas both the influence of Frege and of the neo-Kantians is quite well known,3 the importance of the Dilthey school for Carnap’s intellectual development was recently highlighted by scholars, such as Gottfried Gabriel and Hans-Joachim Dahms.4 Although Carnap himself was interested mainly in the problems (...)
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  27. David Devidi & Graham Solomon (1995). Tolerance and Metalanguages in Carnap'slogical Syntax of Language. Synthese 103 (1):123 - 139.
    Michael Friedman has recently argued that Carnap'sLogical Syntax of Language is fundamentally flawed in a way that reveals the ultimate failure of logical positivism. Friedman's argument depends crucially on two claims: (1) that Carnap was committed to the view that there is a universal metalanguage and (2) that given what Carnap wanted from a metalanguage, in particular given that he wanted a definition of analytic for an object language, he was in fact committed to a hierarchy of stronger and stronger (...)
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  28. I. Carnap'S. Distinctions (2003). Carnap's Internal and External Questions: Part I: Quine's Criticisms. In Thomas Bonk (ed.), Language, Truth and Knowledge. Kluwer. 2--97.
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  29. George Englebretsen (1985). Geach on Logical Syntax. New Scholasticism 59 (2):177-184.
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  30. Herbert Feigl (1970). Rudolf Carnap 1891-1970. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 44:204 - 205.
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  31. Herbert Feigl, Carl G. Hempel, Richard C. Jeffrey, W. V. Quine, A. Shimony, Yehoshua Bar-Hillel, Herbert G. Bohnert, Robert S. Cohen, Charles Hartshorne, David Kaplan, Charles Morris, Maria Reichenbach & Wolfgang Stegmüller (1970). Homage to Rudolf Carnap. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970.
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  32. Bronwyn Finnigan & Koji Tanaka (2011). Carnap's Pragmatism and the Two Truths. In Georges Dreyfus, Bronwyn Finnigan, Jay Garfield, Guy Newland, Graham Priest, Mark Siderits, Koji Tanaka, Sonam Thakchoe, Tom Tillemans & Jan Westerhoff (eds.), Moonshadows. Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy. Oxford University Press. 181--188.
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  33. Mirella Fortino (2012). L'aufklärung Del Xx Secolo: Origini Storiche Ed Epistemologia Del Circolo di Vienna. Aracne.
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  34. Michael Friedman (1987). Carnap's Aufbau Reconsidered. Noûs 21 (4):521-545.
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  35. Gottfried Gabriel (2009). Carnap's “Elimination of Metaphysics Through Logical Analysis of Language”. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 8:53-70.
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  36. Warren Goldfarb & Thomas Ricketts (1996). Carnap and the Philosophy of Mathematics. In Sahotra Sarkar (ed.), Logical Empiricism at its Peak: Schlick, Carnap, and Neurath. Garland Pub.. 337 - 354.
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  37. William M. Goodman (1985). Structures and Procedures. Philosophy Research Archives 11:551-578.
    This paper takes up the challenge which Carnap poses in his Aufbau: to make of it a basis for continued epistemological research. I try to close some gaps in Carnap’s original presentation and to make at least the first few steps of his constructional outline more accessible to the modern reader. Particularly emphasized is Carnap’s implicit recognition that, to be effective, “structural” models of epistemology (using logical symbols) must be complemented with “procedural” models (his “fictitious operations”). The paper shows how (...)
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  38. Gg Granger (1983). The Philosophy of Carnap, Rudolf and the Significance of der Logische-Aufbau. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 37 (144):5-36.
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  39. I. Grattan-Guinness (1997). A Retreat From Holisms: Carnap's Logical Course, 1921-43. Annals of Science 54 (4):407-421.
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  40. Ivor Grattan-Guinness (1997). Essay Review A Retreat From Holisms: Carnap's Logical Course, 1921-43. Annals of Science 54:407421.
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  41. Reinhardt Grossmann (1993). The Semantic Tradition From Kant to Carnap. International Studies in Philosophy 25 (3):109-111.
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  42. Leila Haaparanta (2012). On “Being” and Being Erege Between Carnap and Heidegger. In Lila Haaparanta & Heikki Koskinen (eds.), Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic. Oxford University Press, Usa. 319.
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  43. Guillermo Haddock (2006). Releyendo al joven Carnap: estudio crítico de 'der raum'. Manuscrito 29 (1):259-296.
    Este estudio crítico se ocupa de la tesis doctoral de Rudolf Carnap, Der Raum. El mismo ofrece una breve exposición de esta obra juvenil, frecuentemente ignorada, de Carnap, e intenta corregir algunas interpretaciones incorrectas de dicha obra. Se muestra convincentemente que la principal influencia filosófica en Der Raum no es ni Kant ni los ne-okantianos, sino Edmund Husserl, y que la defensa que hace Carnap en esa obra de lo sintético a priori es claramente no kantiana, sino mucho más cercana (...)
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  44. Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock (2010). La relevancia de Carnap: Estudio critico Del libro el programa de Carnap. Ramón Cirera, Andoni Ibarra Y Thomas Mormann, (eds.). C.e.L.c.: Barcelona, 1996, 324pp. [REVIEW] Principia 10 (2):209-235.
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  45. Sam Hiller (2010). Analyticity and Language Engineering in Carnap's Logical Syntax. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 6 (2):25-46.
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  46. Jaakko Hintikka (1973). Carnap's Semantics in Retrospect. Synthese 25 (3-4):372 - 397.
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  47. Herbert Hochberg (ed.) (2001). The Positivist and the Ontologist: Bergmann, Carnap and Logical Realism. Rodopi.
    The book contains the first systematic study of the ontology and metaphysics of Gustav Bergmann, tracing their development from early criticisms of Carnap’s semantical theories in Introduction to Semantics, to their culmination in his 1992 New Foundations of Ontology. This involves a detailed study of the implicit metaphysical doctrines in Carnap’s important, but long neglected, 1942 book and their connection to his influential views on reference, truth and modality, that culminated in Meaning and Necessity. In dealing with various fundamental issues (...)
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  48. Qian Hong (2005). Hong Qian Xuan Ji =. Jilin Ren Min Chu Ban She.
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  49. Daniel Isaacson (2000). Carnap, Quine, and Logical Truth. In Dagfinn Føllesdal (ed.), Philosophy of Quine. Garland Pub.. 360--391.
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  50. Jelena Issajeva (2012). AW Carus: Carnap and Twentieth-Century Thought. Explication as Enlightenment. Studia Philosophica Estonica 5 (1).
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