By Friedrich Stadler
This abridged and revised variation of the unique publication (Springer-Wien-New York: 2001) bargains the one finished background and documentation of the Vienna Circle in response to new assets with an cutting edge historiographical method of the learn of technology. just about formerly unpublished archival fabric and newer literature, it refutes a few frequent clichés approximately "neo-positivism" or "logical positivism". Following a few insights at the relation among the background of technological know-how and the philosophy of technological know-how, the e-book bargains an obtainable advent to the advanced topic of "the upward push of medical philosophy” in its socio-cultural history and eu philosophical networks until the compelled migration within the Anglo-Saxon world.
The first a part of the booklet specializes in the origins of Logical Empiricism prior to global conflict I and the improvement of the Vienna Circle in "Red Vienna" (with the "Verein Ernst Mach"), its destiny in the course of Austro-Fascism (Schlick's homicide 1936) and its ultimate expulsion by way of National-Socialism starting with the "Anschluß" in 1938. It analyses the dynamics of the Schlick-Circle within the highbrow context of "late enlightenment" together with the mins of the conferences from 1930 on for the 1st time released and offers an in depth description of the conferences and foreign solidarity of technology meetings among 1929 and 1941.
The chapters introduce the best philosophers of the Schlick Circle (e.g., Hans Hahn, Otto Neurath, Rudolf Carnap, Philipp Frank, Felix Kaufmann, Edgar Zilsel) and describe the conflicting interplay among Moritz Schlick and Otto Neurath, the longer term verbal exchange among Moritz Schlick, Friedrich Waismann and Ludwig Wittgenstein, in addition to among the Vienna Circle with Heinrich Gomperz and Karl Popper. moreover, Karl Menger's "Mathematical Colloquium" with Kurt Gödel is gifted as a parallel circulate. the ultimate bankruptcy of this part describes the dying of the Vienna Circle and the compelled exodus of scientists and intellectuals from Austria. the second one a part of the booklet incorporates a bio-bibliographical documentation of the Vienna Circle participants and for the 1st time of the assassination of Moritz Schlick in 1936, by means of an appendix comprising an intensive checklist of resources and literature.