Vienna Circle

[Revised entry by Thomas Uebel on February 17, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Vienna Circle was a group of early twentieth-century philosophers who sought to reconceptualize
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[Revised entry by Thomas Uebel on February 17, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Vienna Circle was a group of early twentieth-century philosophers who sought to reconceptualize empiricism by means of their interpretation of then recent advances in the physical and formal sciences. Their radically anti-metaphysical stance was supported by an empiricist criterion of meaning and a broadly logicist conception of mathematics. They denied that any principle or claim was synthetic a priori. Moreover, they sought to account for the presuppositions of scientific theories by regimenting such theories...

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