The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism

  • Nikolay Milkov
  • Volker Peckhaus

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 273)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introductory Chapters

  3. Historical–Theoretical Context

  4. Hans Reichenbach

  5. Walter Dubislav

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Anita Kasabova
      Pages 205-228
  6. Kurt Grelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
  7. Paul Oppenheim and Carl Hempel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Nikolay Milkov
      Pages 293-309
    3. Erich H. Reck
      Pages 311-324
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 325-332

About this book


The Berlin Group for scientific philosophy was active between 1928 and 1933 and was closely related to the Vienna Circle. In 1930, the leaders of the two Groups, Hans Reichenbach and Rudolf Carnap, launched the journal Erkenntnis. However, between the Berlin Group and the Vienna Circle, there was not only close relatedness but also significant difference. Above all, while the Berlin Group explored philosophical problems of the actual practice of science, the Vienna Circle, closely following Wittgenstein, was more interested in problems of the language of science. The book includes first discussion ever (in three chapters) on Walter Dubislav’s logic and philosophy. Two chapters are devoted to another author scarcely explored in English, Kurt Grelling, and another one to Paul Oppenheim who became an important figure in the philosophy of science in the USA in the 1940s–1960s. Finally, the book discusses the precursor of the Nord-German tradition of scientific philosophy, Jacob Friedrich Fries.


Berlin Group Hans Reichenbach Jacob Fries Kurt Grelling Walter Dubislav

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikolay Milkov
    • 1
  • Volker Peckhaus
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Fak. Kulturwissenschaften, Abt. PhilosophieUniversität PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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