Carnap and Quine: First Encounters (1933-1936)

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    Abstract

    This essay examines the very beginning of Carnap and Quine’s philosophical relationship, focusing on Quine’s visit to Europe during the academic year 1932–33, during which he spent five weeks in Prague with Carnap. Verhaegh details what initiated Quine’s trip, the events leading up to his arrival in Prague, and finally the momentous philosophical exchange between Quine and Carnap that began there and that would carry on for the rest of Quine’s career, even after Carnap’s death in 1970.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Philosophical Project of Carnap and Quine
    EditorsSean Morris
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Chapter1
    Pages11-31
    ISBN (Print) 9781108494243
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

    Keywords

    • Analytic/Synthetic
    • Rudolf Carnap
    • W.V. Quine
    • Logic
    • Empiricism

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