The Left Vienna Circle, Part 1. Carnap, Neurath, and the Left Vienna Circle thesis

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Recent scholarship resuscitates the history and philosophy of a ‘left wing’ in the Vienna Circle, offering a counterhistory to the conventional image of analytic philosophy as politically conformist. This paper dis- putes the historical claim that early logical empiricists developed a political philosophy of science. Though some individuals in the Vienna Circle, including Rudolf Carnap and Otto Neurath, believed strongly in the importance of science to social progress, they did not construct a political philosophy of science. Both Carnap and Neurath were committed to forms of political neutralism that run strongly against a political reading of their logical empiricism. In addition, Carnap and Neurath sharply differ on precisely the subject of the place of politics in logical empiricism, throwing into question the construct of the ‘Left Vienna Circle’ as a coherent, sociohistorical, programmatic unit within the Vienna Circle
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    Horace Meyer Kallen (1946). The Meanings of "Unity" Among the Sciences, Once More. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6 (4):493-496.
    Thomas Uebel (2005). Political Philosophy of Science in Logical Empiricism: The Left Vienna Circle. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (4):754-773.
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