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Carnap and Twentieth-Century Thought: Explication as Enlightenment
Introduction 1. The cultural inheritance 2. The intellectual inheritance: positivism and Kantianism 3. The grand plan of a 'System of Knowledge': science and logic 4. Carnap's early neo-Kantianism 5.Expand
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Carnap, Completeness, And Categoricity:The Gabelbarkeitssatz OF 1928
In 1929 Carnap gave a paper in Prague on “Investigations in General Axiomatics”; a briefsummary was published soon after. Its subject lookssomething like early model theory, and the mainresult,Expand
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Institutions and Economic Growth in Historical Perspective
This chapter surveys the historical evidence on the role of institutions in economic growth and points out weaknesses in a number of stylized facts widely accepted in the growth literature. It showsExpand
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Carnap’s dream: Gödel, Wittgenstein, and Logical, Syntax
In Carnap’s autobiography, he tells the story how one night in January 1931, “the whole theory of language structure” in all its ramifications “came to [him] like a vision”. Expand
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Carnap’s intellectual development
ORIGINS The young Carnap is not easy to classify. He was neither really a scientist nor a proper philosopher. Among scientists he felt temperamentally at home, but he regretted the slovenliness ofExpand
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How Carnap Could Have Replied to Gödel
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Carnap, Syntax, and Truth
Tarski’s definition of truth had a major impact on analytic philosophy. It unquestionably had a major impact on Carnap. It helped motivate his shift, in the mid-1930’s, from pure syntax to theExpand
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Going Global: Carnap’s Voluntarism and Price’s Expressivism
Huw Price has sketched a program for a globalized expressivism in support of which he has repeatedly invoked Rudolf Carnap (and what he calls "the Carnap thesis"). This paper argues that this isExpand
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From Wittgenstein’s Prison to the Boundless Ocean: Carnap’s Dream of Logical Syntax
The Logical Syntax is a revolutionary book. How did the author of the Aufbau, whose viewpoint is so very different, come to write such a book? It was a drama in two acts, comprising not one but twoExpand
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