Conceptions of Reality – Schlick, Carnap, Neurath

  • Thomas BonkEmail author
Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 18)


I examine a simple, intuitively powerful idea regarding the ontology of the world – an idea that seems now out of fashion. It’s the idea that to say of an object or event that it is real is to say that it can be localized uniquely in the space-time frame. One thinker who has made a strong case for this idea is Moritz Schlick. One who has opposed it is Quine.


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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Seminar für Philosophie, Logik und WissenschaftstheorieMünchenGermany

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