Idealistische häresien in der wissenschaftsphilosophie: Cassirer, Carnap und Kuhn

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Idealist Heresies in Philosophy of Science: Cassirer, Carnap, and Kuhn. As common wisdom has it, philosophy of science in the analytic tradition and idealist philosophy are incompatible. Usually, not much effort is spent for explaining what is to be understood by idealism. Rather, it is taken for granted that idealism is an obsolete and unscientific philosophical account. In this paper it is argued that this thesis needs some qualification. Taking Carnap and Kuhn as paradigmatic examples of positivist and postpositivist philosophies of science it is shown that these accounts share important features with Cassirer's idealist philosophy of science developed in the first half of this century. As it turns out, often Cassirer is more modern than those classical philosophers of (post)posivitist philosophy of science. For instance, Quine's criticism against Carnap's empiricist philosophy of science launched in Two Dogmas of Empiricism is anticipated by Cassirer for several decades.
Keywords Carnap  Cassirer  Kuhn  idealism  logical empiricism  (post)positivist philosophy of science
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Massimo Ferrari (2012). Between Cassirer and Kuhn. Some Remarks on Friedman's Relativized a Priori. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (1):18-26.
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