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Carnap and Twentieth-Century Thought

Explication as Enlightenment

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Carnap and Twentieth-Century Thought by A.W. Carus
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Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) is widely regarded as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. Born in Germany and later a US citizen, he was a founder of the philosophical movement known as Logical Empiricism. He was strongly influenced by a number of different philosophical traditions (including the legacies of both Kant and Husserl), and also by the German Youth Movement, the First World War (in which he was wounded and decorated), and radical socialism. This book places his central ideas in a broad cultural, political and intellectual context, showing how he synthesised many different currents of thought to achieve a philosophical perspective that remains strikingly relevant in the twenty-first century. Its rich account of a philosopher's response to his times will appeal to all who are interested in the development of philosophy in the twentieth century.

Author Biography

A. W. Carus is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Cambridge.
Release date Australia
February 11th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Worked examples or Exercises
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
364
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9780521130868
Product ID
4054313

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