Jean Cavaillès and the Vienna Circle

Grazer Philosophische Studien 27 (1):155-176 (1986)

Abstract
French epistemology of mathematics — Cavailles, Lautman, Herbrand — took a critical position about the project for a theory of science stated by the Vienna Circle. The opportunity was provided by the International Congress of Philosophy of Science celebrated in Prague in 1936. The position taken by Cavailles and Lautmann was surprisingly close to that taken by Tarski's introduction of semantics and to Wittgenstein's Tractatus. More specifically, to those parts of the Tractatus that were disqualified by Carnap. This criticism will be a part of what would later constitute "mathematical philosophy"
Keywords Analytic Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0165-9227
DOI 10.5840/gps19862721
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