Springer Verlag (1999)

Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond
Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis
The Society for the Advancement of the Scientific World Conception has done me a great honor by inviting me to be the Sixth Vienna Circle Lecturer. The invitation has also stirred some deep emotions. A central figure of the Vienna Circle, Rudolf Carnap, was my revered teacher of philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1948–9 and later an informal adviser when I wrote a doctoral thesis at Yale University on inductive logic, and he was a friend during those years and thereafter. I was not a disciple, but Carnap did not demand discipleship as a condition for admission to his seminars or to his friendship. He seemed to be baffled by the fact that despite my interest in mathematical logic and theoretical physics I proclaimed myself a metaphysicician and had even published an article in the first issue of The Review of Metaphysics. Carnap formulated a “principle of tolerance” as a philosophical maxim concerning rules of language , but he practiced a human and highly moral version of the principle of tolerance in his profoundly liberal social commitments and in his relations with his students. If he were here tonight, I would wish for his tolerance of the lapses of rigor and the flights of speculation to which he would be exposed
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book Find it on Amazon.com
ISBN(s) 9789048153541  
DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-1454-9_1
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 72,564
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Quantum Words for a Quantum World.Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond - 1999 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 7:75-87.
Carnap, the Principle of Tolerance, and Empiricism.Robert Hudson - 2010 - Philosophy of Science 77 (3):341-358.
The Logical Syntax of Language.Rudolf Carnap - 1937 - London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co..
Carnap's Conventionalism: The Problem with P-Rules.Thomas Oberdan - 2005 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 68 (1):119-137.


Added to PP index

Total views
33 ( #349,938 of 2,533,569 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #390,861 of 2,533,569 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes