Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970

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Born in 1891 in Ronsdorf, Germany, Rudolf Carnap was educated at the Universities of Freiburg and Jena. He studied mathematics, philosophy, and physics, completing his doctoral thesis, Der Raum, in 1921. Before immigrating to America in 1935, Carnap held positions in Vienna and Prague, where he laid the foundations for his own logical empiricism and participated actively in the discussions of the Vienna Circle. After arriving in the United States, Carnap taught at the University of Chicago until 1952, was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from 1952 to 1954, and held a position at UCLA from 1954 until his death in 1970. Carnap made substantial contributions in the areas of constructional theories, physicalism, the epistemological foundations of physics and mathematics, the syntactical structure of language, semantics, modal logic, and probability theory. Throughout his career he stressed the importance of formal analysis as the key to solving philosophical problems.

From the description of Rudolf Carnap papers, 1904-2007. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 741517570

Philosopher.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81178509

Carnap was born May 1891 in Germany; Ph. D, Univ. of Jena (Germany), 1921; instructor in philosophy, Univ. of Vienna, 1926-31; professor, German University, Prague, 1931-35; professor, Univ. of Chicago, 1936-52; was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1952-54; professor, UCLA, 1954-62; appointed research philosopher, UCLA, 1962-70; one of the developers of theories of symbolic logic in 1920s and 1930s; a leader in the field of logical empiricism, he was first to apply mathematical logic to scientific language; his book, Meaning and necessity (1947) was a pioneering work in the study of language and logic; member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; died Sept. 14, 1970.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1968. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38128718

Rudolf Carnap wurde am 18.5.1891 in Ronsdorf b. Barmen geboren.

Er studierte Physik, Mathematik, Philosophie und Psychologie. Zu seinen Lehrern zählten Gottlob Frege, Herman Nohl, Heinrich Rickert, Jonas Cohn, Bruno Bauch und Max Wien. 1921 wurde Carnap von der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Jena promoviert. Er übersiedelte 1926 nach seiner Itabilitation an des Wiener Universität nach Wein. 1931 übernahm Carnap an der deutschen Universität in Prag den Lehrstuhl für Naturphilosophie, den er bis zu seiner Emigration in die Vereinigten Staaten, 1935, innehatte. In den USA lehrte Carnap zunächst an der University of Chicago, dann, von 1952 bis 1954 am Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton und zuletzt an der University of California in Los Angeles. Am 14.9.1970 starb Carnap an seinem Wohnort Los Angeles.

From the description of Rudolf-Carnap-Sammlung [microform] 1902-1971 (grösstenteils 1920-1970) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31535170

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Carnap was born May 1891 in Germany; Ph.D, University of Jena (Germany), 1921; instructor in philosophy, University of Vienna, 1926-31; professor, German University, Prague, 1931-35; professor, University of Chicago, 1936-52; was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1952-54; professor, UCLA, 1954-62; appointed research philosopher, UCLA, 1962-70; one of the developers of theories of symbolic logic in 1920s and 1930s; a leader in the field of logical empiricism, he was first to apply mathematical logic to scientific language; his book, Meaning and Necessity (1947) was a pioneering work in the study of language and logic; member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; died September 14, 1970.

From the guide to the Rudolf Carnap papers, 1920-1968, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Rand, Rose. Papers of Rose Rand, 1903-1981, (bulk 1926-1980) University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970. Papers, 1918-1970. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970. Papers, 1920-1968. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Unity of Science Movement. Records, 1934-1968 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Bergmann, Gustav, 1906-1987. Papers of Gustav Bergmann, 1923-1991. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Hempel, Carl G. (Carl Gustav), 1905-1997. Papers of Carl Gustav Hempel, 1903-1997. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Books from the personal library of John Rawls, 1915-2002. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Shimony, Abner. Interview with Abner Shimony / by J.L. Bromberg. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman). W. V. Quine papers, ca. 1908-2000. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970. Rudolf-Carnap-Sammlung [microform] 1902-1971 (grösstenteils 1920-1970) University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Herbert Feigl papers, 1921-1971 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Reichenbach, Hans, 1891-1953. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Benson, Arthur J. Arthur J. Benson papers, 1935-1994. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Michael S. Mahoney papers., 1923-2008 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi]
creatorOf Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970. Rudolf Carnap papers, 1904-2007. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Rudolf Carnap papers, 1920-1968 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Anshen, Ruth Nanda. Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Roh, Franz, 1890-1965. Franz Roh papers, ca. 1911-1965. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Unity of science movement records, 1934-1968. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Jeffrey, Richard C. Richard C. Jeffrey papers, 1934-2002. University of Pittsburgh
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associatedWith Bergmann, Gustav, 1906-1987. person
associatedWith Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961 person
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associatedWith Flitner, Wilhelm, 1889- person
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associatedWith Kaplan, David (David Benjamin), 1933- person
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associatedWith Popper, Karl Raimund, Sir, 1902-1994. person
associatedWith Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman) person
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Logical positivism
Science--Philosophy
Science--Philosophy--History--20th century
Logical positivism--History--20th century
Philosophers--Archival resources
Semantics (Philosophy)
Analysis (Philosophy)
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Birth 1891-05-18

Death 1970-09-14

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