G. Itelson – A Socratic Philosopher

  • Gideon FreudenthalEmail author
  • Tatiana Karachentsev
Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 18)


Otto Neurath repeatedly remarked that Gregorius Itelson had strongly influenced his intellectual development. In this paper, we attempt to delineate the course of Itelson’s life, as well as his Socratic personality and style of philosophizing. We also suggest what his philosophy consisted in. Neurath named it “Empirical Rationalism”, and it proves akin to Neurath’s own “Rational Empiricism”


Philosophical Work Logical Empiricism Vienna Circle Literary Estate Creative Thought 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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