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Reminiscences of the Vienna Circle and the Mathematical Colloquium

Author: Karl Menger; Louise Golland; Brian McGuinness; A Sklar
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1994.
Series: Vienna Circle collection, v. 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Karl Menger (1902-1985), a pure mathematician of distinction, also took an active interest in both philosophy and economics. In this memoir, which he was composing at the time of his death, he relates how all these subjects developed and flourished against the Viennese background (itself described in depth and with affection), and did so despite the political developments of the 20's and 30's, which depressed but
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Karl Menger; Menger; Karl Menger; Karl Menger; Karl Menger; Karl Menger; Karl Menger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Menger; Louise Golland; Brian McGuinness; A Sklar
ISBN: 079232711X 9780792327110 0792328736 9780792328735
OCLC Number: 30026523
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Karl Menger's Contribution to the Social Sciences --
A Note by Lionello Punzo --
I. The Historical Background --
II. The Cultural Background --
III. The Philosophical Atmosphere in Vienna --
IV. Why the Circle invited me. The Theory of Curves and Dimension Theory --
V. Vignettes of the Members of the Circle in 1927 --
VI. Reminiscences of the Wittgenstein Family --
VII. Ludwig Wittgenstein's Austrian Dictionary --
VIII. Wittgenstein's Tractatus and the Early Circle --
IX. On the Communication of Metaphysical Ideas. Wittgenstein's Ontology --
X. Wittgenstein, Brower, and the Circle --
XI. Discussions in the Circle 1927-30 --
XII. Poland and the Vienna Circle --
XIII. The United States 1930-31 --
XIV. Discussions in the Circle 1931-34 --
XV. The Circle on Ethics --
XVI. Moritz Schlick's Final Years --
Memories of Kurt Godel.
Series Title: Vienna Circle collection, v. 20.
Responsibility: by Karl Menger ; edited by Louise Golland, Brian McGuinness, and Abe Sklar.
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