A reserved reading of Carnap's aufbau

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (4):518–543 (2005)

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Christopher Pincock
Ohio State University
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The two most popular approaches to Carnap's 1928 Aufbau are the empiricist reading of Quine and the neo-Kantian readings of Michael Friedman and Alan Richardson. This paper presents a third "reserved" interpretation that emphasizes Carnap's opposition to traditional philosophy and consequent naturalism. The main consideration presented in favor of the reserved reading is Carnap's work on a physical construction system. I argue that Carnap's construction theory was an empirical scientific discipline and that the basic relations of its construction systems need not be eliminated.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2005.00240.x
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