Herbert Feigl papers 1921-1971


Herbert Feigl papers 1921-1971

Collection contains the papers of Herbert Feigl, Regents' professor emeritus of philosophy and director emeritus of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Minnesota.

49 boxes; (23 linear feet)



SNAC Resource ID: 6619354

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American Philosophical Society

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Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743 in Philadelphia, patterning it after the Royal Society of London. It's purpose was the promotion of the study of science and the practical arts of agriculture, engineering trades, and manufactures. Subjects of today's "philosophy" were generally excluded from the societies of the 17th and 18th centuries and the word "philosophy" meant to them "love of knowledge," and was essentially the equivalent of today's "science." Interest...

Bar-Hillel, Yehoshua

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Grünbaum, Adolf

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Hempel, Carl G. (Carl Gustav), 1905-1997

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Carl Gustav Hempel was born in 1905 in Oranienburg, Germany. He studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy at the Universities of Göttingen, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Vienna. In 1929, he participated in a congress on scientific philosophy where he met Rudolf Carnap. Inspired by Carnap's work, Hempel moved to Vienna during the winter semester of 1929-1930 and joined in the meetings of the Vienna Circle. After returning to Berlin, he earned his Ph.D. in 1934 for his work on probability under Hans...

Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989

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American philosopher, professor, and writer. From the description of Letter, 1984 May 20, Wardsboro, Vt., to Edward Weber, Ann Arbor, Mich. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363838 American philosopher and author; founding member, Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1950. From the description of Sidney Hook papers, 1902-2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872376 Senior fellow at the Hoover Institute. From the description of Corre...

Neurath, Otto, 1882-1945

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Buck, Roger C.

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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...

Hanson, Norwood Russell.

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Brodbeck, May.

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Mehlberg, Henry, 1904-....

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Oppenheim, Paul, 1863-

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Everett, Millard S. (Millard Spencer), 1897-

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Putnam, Hilary

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Minnesota center for philosophy of science

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The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science (MCPS) was established in 1953 by Herbert Feigl, professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota, as the first center for philosophy of science in the United States. MCPS holds workshops, conferences, lecture series and courses in the fields of the philosophies of physics, mathematics, biomedical science, mind, psychology and cognitive science. MCPS is also responsible for the editing and publishing (via the University Press) of the Minnesota...

Scriven, Michael.

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Meehl, Paul E. (Paul Everett), 1920-2003

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McDiarmid, E. W. (Errett Weir), 1909-2000

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E. W. McDiarmid is a former professor in the University of Minnesota Library School, and a past president and active member of the American Library Association. From the description of Papers, 1941-1952. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63301062 From the description of Papers, 1952-1978 <bulk 1952-1968> (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63301065 Errett (Mac) Weir McDiarmid, B.A. (1929) and M.A. ...

Feigl, Herbert

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Herbert Feigl was born on December 14, 1902 in Reichenberg, Bohemia (Czech Republic). He studied mathematics, physics, psychology and philosophy at the University of Munich (1921-1922) and the University of Vienna (1922-1927), earning his Ph.D. in 1927. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Feigl was a lecturer in astronomy and philosophy of science at the Peoples' Institute in Vienna. During his time in Vienna, Dr. Feigl was a member of the "Vienna Circle" of philosophers, which deve...

University of Minnesota. Dept. of Philosophy.

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Institute for the Unity of Science

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Gunderson, Keith

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McMullin, Ernan, 1924-2011

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Rozeboom, William W. (William Warren), 1928-

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Born, Max, 1882-1970

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Physicist (solid state physics, quantum mechanics, lattice dynamics, wave functions, molecules). On the physics faculty at Universität Göttingen (1908-1914, 1921-1933); Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin (1914-1919); and University of Edinburgh (1936-1956). From the description of Lecture notebooks, 1905-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79287462 From the description of Papers, ca. 1945-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77749891 From the description of P...

Popper, Karl R. (Karl Raimund), 1902-1994

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Karl Raimund Popper, 1902-1994, was born in Vienna, Austria, and gained a PhD from the University of Vienna in 1926. From 1930 to 1935, he worked as a schoolteacher in Vienna, and from 1937 to 1945, he was senior lecturer in Philosophy at Canterbury University College, University of New Zealand, Christchurch. In 1945, he became Reader in Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics, and in 1949, he became Professor of Logic and Scientific Method, a post that he held until 1969 w...

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...

Koch, Sigmund.

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Sigmund Koch was born April 18, 1917 in New York City. He received his B.A. in philosophy from New York University in 1938, his M.A. from the State University of Iowa in 1939, and his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1942. Koch taught psychology at Duke University from 1942 to 1964. He served as the director of the Ford Foundation's Program in the Humanities and the Arts from 1964-1967. He returned to academia as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin (1967-1971),...

Reichenbach, Hans, 1891-1953

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Mathematician and philosopher, born in Hamburg, Germany. Professor of physics at the University of Berlin, and professor of philosophy at University of Istanbul and at the University of California at Los Angeles. Early member of the Vienna Circle of lobical positivisits. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79165672 Hans Reichenbach wurde am 26.9.1891 in Hamburg geboren. Er studierte die Fächer Mathematik, Physik und Philosophie. Unter...

Feyerabend, Paul, 1924-1994

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Frank, Philipp, 1884-1966

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Frank taught physics and mathematics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Philipp Frank, 1952-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973039 ...

Bradley, Raymond.

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Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-

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Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904-1990) was a strict behaviorist who championed the theory of operant conditioning. He made an indelible mark in the field of psychology with both his ideas and his audacious advocacy of them. Skinner earned his Harvard Ph.D. in 1931, and after teaching at the University of Minnesota and the University of Indiana, he returned to Harvard as a professor in 1948; he stayed at Harvard for the remainder of his career. From the guide to the Papers of Burrhus Fr...

Stegmüller, Wolfgang

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Sellars, Wilfrid

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Nagel, Ernest, 1901-1985

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Educator, philosopher; interviewee d. 1985. From the description of Reminiscences of Ernest Nagel : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741480 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Ernest Nagel (1901-1985), philosopher and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. Nagel received a B.S. (1923) from City College, and a M.A. (1925) and Ph.D. (1930) from Columbia. First appointed to Columbia's faculty in 1930, Nagel became John Dewey...

Maxwell, Grover.

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Professor Grover Edward Maxwell was born on June 21, 1918 in Rockvale, Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee in 1941. Upon graduation, he became a research chemist for the Tennessee Valley Authority. In 1943, World War II interrupted Maxwell's work and he received nine months of training in meteorology and subsequently saw 18 months of active duty in the U.S. Navy in the Marshall Islands. At the close of the war, Maxwell returned ...

Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970

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Russell was an English logician and philosopher. Marsh edited Russell's Logic and knowledge: essays 1901-1950 and wrote about Russell. From the guide to the Letters to Robert C. (Robert Charles) Marsh, 1950-1959., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Russell, British philosopher and mathematician and the 3rd Earl Russell. From the description of [Letter, 19]44 Dec. 8, Trinity College, Cambridge [to] Dear Sir / Bertrand Russell. (Smith C...