Revisiting Galison’s ‘Aufbau/Bauhaus’ in light of Neurath’s philosophical projects

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (3):469-488 (2006)
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Historically, the Vienna Circle and the Dessau Bauhaus were related, with members of each group familiar with the ideas of the other. Peter Galison argues that their projects are related as well, through shared political views and methodological approach. The two main figures that connect the Vienna Circle to the Bauhaus—and the figures upon which Galison focuses—are Rudolf Carnap and Otto Neurath. Yet the connections that Galison develops do not properly capture the common themes between the Bauhaus and Neurath’s philosophical projects. We demonstrate this by considering Neurath’s philosophical commitments. We suggest different connections between Neurath’s projects and the Bauhaus, connections that are both substantive and philosophically interesting.

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Audrey Yap
University of Victoria
Angela Potochnik
University of Cincinnati

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