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    This edited volume on the philosophy of perception is based on the papers presented at the Wittgenstein Symposium 2017 (Kirchberg, Austria). It covers a wide range of recent topics in the philosophy of perception, from realism and objectivity in perception, intentionality and content, the distinction between perception and cognition, the cognitive penetrability of perception to the epistemology of perception. The volume contains papers by Tyler Burge, Howard Robinson, Olivier Massin, Michael Sch…Read more
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    Carnap's Encounter with Pragmatism
    In R. Creath (ed.), Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook, Springer Verlag. pp. 89--111. 2012.
    Logical empiricism and pragmatism shared an empiricist orientation, a close interest in the sciences and their methods, and skepticism about propositions which cannot be empirically tested or verified. Both movements came into direct contact in the first half of the 1930s, shortly after the beginning of the so-called public phase of logical empiricism . Around 1930, Schlick and Feigl went to the United States and philosophers in the pragmatist tradition began to pay attention to the new Viennese…Read more
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    A Second Appraisal: New French Literature on Logical Empiricism
    Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 13 183-195. 2007.
    In recent years, one can discern an increasing interest in the philosophy of the Vienna Circle and logical empiricism in France, an interest that is vividly testified by the mere fact that three books on the subject have appeared in a single year. Before addressing them one by one, let me give a brief overview of the history of this reception. After a long time of ignorance, renewed interest in this philosophical movement slowly began already in the 1980s, when the first books appeared, mainly t…Read more
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    Logical Syntax and the Application of Mathematics
    Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 15 323-335. 2011.
    French scholars have recently been particularly active in making the texts and ideas of logical empiricism accessible to French readers. But they have also increasingly contributed to the historical research on the development of logical empiricism and to the study of the different positions. I have already considered some of these French contributions to the understanding of the philosophy of the Vienna Circle. Jacques Bouveresse, Christian Bonnet and Pierre Wagner have been particularly import…Read more
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    Carnap’s Encounter with Pragmatism
    Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 16 89-111. 2012.
    Logical empiricism and pragmatism shared an empiricist orientation, a close interest in the sciences and their methods, and skepticism about propositions which cannot be empirically tested or verified. Both movements came into direct contact in the first half of the 1930s, shortly after the beginning of the so-called public phase of logical empiricism. Around 1930, Schlick and Feigl went to the United States and philosophers in the pragmatist tradition began to pay attention to the new Viennese …Read more
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    The First Vienna Circle: Myth or Reality?
    Hungarian Philosophical Review 62 (4): 50-65. 2018.
    In the genealogy of logical empiricism, the so-called “First Vienna Circle” (Neurath, Frank, Hahn) has been considered an essential episode, connecting the philosophy of Mach and the French conventionalists with the later logical empiricism of the Vienna Circle around Schlick. The present paper makes three claims: (1) We make the historical claim that the lack of archival sources on the “First Vienna Circle” does not allow a reliable reconstruction of such a discussion group, and even allows som…Read more