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Philosophy of Science at the University of Vienna includes: general philosophy of science and its history, philosophy of the individual natural, social and cultural sciences, philosophy of technology, ethics and politics of science and technology.

Research in these areas is often pursued drawing on various adjacent fields in philosophy and beyond, e.g. history and sociology of science and technology, cognitive science, epistemology, feminist philosophy, social and political theory, innovation studies, and knowledge management.


2. Arthur Pap Vorlesung 2019 / 2nd Arthur Pap-Lecture 2019

"Viennese Lessons: Wittgenstein, Schlick, and Carnap"

Scott Soames (USC Dornsife, USA)

Zusammen mit Vienna Circle Society/Togehter with Vienna Circle Society

Zusammen mit FONTY / Together with FONTY

Date: November 26, 2019, 17:00 pm

Venue: NIG, HS 3B Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien,  HS 3B  

The logical empiricism of the Vienna Circle was the second great step in the development of analytic philosophy, following the turn to logic and mathematics imitated by Frege and Russell, and the practice of analysis illustrated by Moore. Although Wittgenstein was not a member of the Circle, he greatly influenced those who were.  The lecture will articulate three important contemporary lessons to be gained by identifying, reconstructing, and developing under-appreciated insights of Wittgenstein, Carnap, and Schlick concerning the nature of propositions, modality, and ethics.


Andrea Guardo, University of Milan:
Skepticism about Reference and Coordination Theories of Communication and Meaning

Time: 1 Oct 2019, 4:30-6:00 pm
Venue: NIG, Room 2G

More info in Andrea's work can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/andreaguardo26/





New publications

Friedrich Stadler: Der Wiener Kreis. Ursprung, Entwicklung und Wirkung des Logischen Empirismus im Kontext. 2. Auflage. Dordrecht: Springer 2015.


Friedrich Stadler: The Vienna Circle. Studies in the Origins, Development, and Influence of Logical Empiricism. 2nd edition. Dordrecht: Springer 2015.


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