Otto Neurath on the structure of protocol sentences; a new approach to an interpretative puzzle

Otto Neurath's thesis concerning the structure of protocol sentences is central to the famous Protocol Sentence Debate in the Vienna Circle. However, its precise nature is far from easy to discern in Neurath's writings. So far, only Thomas Uebel has attempted a closer analysis of Neurath's contribution to the debate. I argue that Uebel's interpretation is problematic in some respects and propose a novel analysis, which hopefully brings into a clearer light Neurath's position in the Protocol Sentence Debate as well as his relevance to contemporary philosophies of science
Keywords Otto Neurath  Rudolf Carnap  Thomas Uebel  Vienna Circle  protocol sentence debate  logical positivism  physicalism
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