Neurath Reconsidered

New Sources and Perspectives

  • Jordi Cat
  • Adam Tamas Tuboly

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 336)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jordi Cat, Adam Tamas Tuboly
    Pages 1-20
  3. Otto Neurath: Life and Work

  4. Science, Society, and Method

  5. Logic and Semantics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. A. W. Carus
      Pages 339-361
  6. Context and Influence

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 489-706

About this book


This highly readable book is a collection of critical papers on Otto Neurath (1882-1945). It comprehensively re-examines Neurath’s scientific, philosophical and educational contributions from a range of standpoints including historical, sociological and problem-oriented perspectives. Leading Neurath scholars disentangle and connect Neurath’s works, ideas and ideals and evaluate them both in their original socio-historical context and in contemporary philosophical debates. Readers will discover a new critical understanding.

Drawing on archive materials, essays discuss not only Neurath’s better-known works from lesser-known perspectives, but also his lesser-known works from the better-known perspective of their place in his overall philosophical oeuvre. Reflecting the full range of Neurath's work, this volume has a broad appeal. Besides scholars and researchers interested in Neurath, Carnap, the Vienna Circle, work on logical empiricism and the history and philosophy of science, this book will also appeal to graduate students in philosophy, sociology, history and education. Readers will find Neurath’s thoughts described and evaluated in an accessible manner, making it a good read for those beyond the academic world such as social leaders and activists.

The book includes the edited 1940-45 Neurath-Carnap correspondence and the English translation of Neurath's logic papers.


Otto Neurath Logical Empiricism Vienna Circle Unified Science Pictorial Education History of Analytic Philosophy Isotype Practice of Seeing History of Optics Theory Classification Semantic Truth Neurath's Syntacticism Antimetaphysical Metaphysics Multiplicity and Unity Meyer Shapiro First Vienna Circle Applying Utopias

Editors and affiliations

  • Jordi Cat
    • 1
  • Adam Tamas Tuboly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of Science and MedicineIndiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Institute of PhilosophyHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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