Wittgenstein & het logisch empiricisme. Een gespannen verhouding

Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 115 (2):180-195 (2023)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Wittgenstein & logical empiricism Rudolf Carnap and Ludwig Wittgenstein share many philosophical interests: an admiration of Frege’s formal logic, an anti-metaphysical stance and a modernist aesthetic aimed at removing superficial elements from discourse or thought. Despite their shared interests, Carnap and Wittgenstein ended their interaction in a plagiarism dispute. In this essay, I discuss which metaphilosophical reasons lie behind their dispute. I argue that Wittgenstein’s overarching philosophical project stood in direct conflict with Carnap’s. First, Wittgenstein never accepted that there are meaningful sentences about the language of science. Thus, there could be no meaningful reflection on science, and this nullified Carnap’s Logic of Science project. Second, Wittgenstein had an overall disdain for Carnap’s desire, as displayed in the Manifesto and the Aufbau, to reform philosophical activity as a part of science itself in tandem with a general reform of the place science in society.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,623

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

The Tractatus and the Carnapian Conception of Syntax.Kevin M. Cahill - 2023 - In Martin Stokhof & Hao Tang (eds.), Wittgenstein's Tractatus at 100. Springer Verlag. pp. 119-142.
Ethiek en logica in de Tractatus. Verkenning van een analogie.Benjamin De Mesel - 2023 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 115 (2):126-138.
On Logic, Syntax, and Slience.Majid Davoody Beni - 2015 - Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 42 (1):195-209.
Nonsense, Logic, and Skepticism.Edward Newell Witherspoon - 1996 - Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh

Analytics

Added to PP
2023-07-30

Downloads
9 (#1,294,158)

6 months
4 (#1,055,413)

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