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How My Philosophy Seemed to Develop

Early in 1934, at age twenty-two, I found myself in Austria eager to climb mountains and study. Psychoanalysis was at that time very close to the center of cultural attention in Vienna. It was therefore inevitable that I should ask myself, If I am to be an honest philosopher or scientist, would it not be prudent to go through a psychoanalysis? Was it not suspicious that in the first draft of my doctoral thesis I had introduced the notion of the “achievement” (Leistung) rather than the “meaning” of a sentence as a basic dynamic concept? Might it not have to do with my own, perhaps unwise, achievement-mindedness?

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Educ ATION Epistemic Logic Logical Empiricist Naturalist Epistemology Professional Philosopher 
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