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Richard von Mises: Positivism – A Study in Human Understanding

Unlike his rationalist brother Ludwig von Mises, Richard von Mises had strong empiricist leanings, which found expression in hisfrequency interpretation of probability and his qualified endorsement of logical positivism (or logical empiricism).  His Kleines Lehrbuch des Positivismus was published in … Continue reading

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David Stove and the Plato cult

David Stove’s book The Plato Cult and Other Philosophical Follies is a remarkable collection of essays. As a staunch positivist ,the author is not impressed with most of what constitutes “philosophy” (or the quality of our thinking in general). As … Continue reading

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Rudolf Carnap politicized

“I like to keep my philosophical work separated from my political aims.” (Rudolf Carnap) It is a welcome development that there is an increasing interest in the history and substance of logical positivism (or logical empiricism). Most of this literature, … Continue reading

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