By A. W. Carus

Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970) is generally considered as the most very important philosophers of the 20th century. Born in Germany and later a US citizen, he was once a founding father of the philosophical move often called Logical Empiricism. He used to be strongly prompted by means of a couple of diverse philosophical traditions (including the legacies of either Kant and Husserl), and likewise by means of the German formative years flow, the 1st global battle (in which he was once wounded and decorated), and radical socialism. This publication locations his imperative principles in a vast cultural, political and highbrow context, displaying how he synthesised many alternative currents of notion to accomplish a philosophical viewpoint that is still strikingly proper within the twenty-first century. Its wealthy account of a philosopher's reaction to his occasions will attract all who're drawn to the improvement of philosophy within the 20th century.

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