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Peter Hylton: Carnap and Quine and the Nature of Evidence (and the Nature of Philosophy)

When:We 01-04-2015 15:00 - 17:00
Where:Faculty of Philosophy, Room Omega

Lecture by Peter Hylton (University of Illinois, Chicago) organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

In this talk I discuss the differing views of Carnap and Quine about evidence, as a way of gaining insight into their differing conceptions of philosophy and philosophical method. I begin by discussing Carnap’s Logische Aufbau der Welt and the tension in Carnap’s early thought which it displays. He resolves the tension in 1932 by....(continue reading...)