Carnap’s Opposition to Logic of the Geisteswissenschaften

In Christian Damböck & Gereon Wolters (eds.), Der Junge Carnap in Historischem Kontext: 1918–1935 / Young Carnap in an Historical Context: 1918–1935. Springer Verlag. pp. 55-73 (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In this paper I argue that Carnap in the Aufbau and in his later writings consistently conceives the humanities and the social sciences as domains of knowledge that are epistemically equal to the natural sciences. I show that Carnap was skeptical about the philosophical theories of Dilthey, Rickert and Windelband which aimed to distinguish the natural sciences from the humanities through a logical criterion. Although Carnap in the Aufbau integrated some terminology from Dilthey, Windelband and Rickert, he never accepted their philosophical questions about the humanities as legitimate. In his later writings, following Otto Neurath, he openly distanced himself from terminology that could be associated with such questions, and he never again spoke in a programmatic fashion about cultural concepts, like he had done in the Aufbau.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,420

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Rudolf Carnap’s Incorporation of the Geisteswissenschaften in the Aufbau.Fons Dewulf - 2017 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 7 (2):199-225.
Rudolf Carnap and David Lewis on Metaphysics.Fraser MacBride - 2021 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 9 (1).
The Impact of Heinrich Rickert's Ideas about Chaos on Rudolf Carnap.Oleksandr Kulyk - 2019 - Wschodnioeuropejskie Czasopismo Naukowe 12 (8):43-45.

Analytics

Added to PP
2022-03-09

Downloads
12 (#1,112,045)

6 months
4 (#1,045,477)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Fons Dewulf
Tilburg University

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references