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By Victor Kraft (auth.), Henk L. Mulder (eds.)

In English-speaking international locations Victor Kraft is understood largely for his account of the Vienna Circle. ! That staff of thinkers has exercised in fresh a long time an important effect not just at the philosophy of the western international, but in addition, a minimum of in a roundabout way, on that of the East, the place there's now occurring a sluggish yet truly impossible to resist erosion of dogmatic Marxism via methods of imagine­ ing derived from a modem clinical notion of the area. Kraft's paintings as historian of the Vienna Circle has resulted in his being classed, with no additional qua1ification, as a neo-positivist thinker. it truly is, notwithstanding, in basic terms in part right to count number him as such. to be certain, he belonged to the crowd named, he took half in its conferences, and he drew from it feedback significant to his personal paintings; yet he didn't belong to the demanding middle of the Circle and was once a con­ scious opponent of sure radical trends espoused, no less than every now and then, by means of a few of its participants. facts of this can be supplied via the idea of worth now offered in English translation, because no much less a philosopher than Rudolf Carnap had, initially at any price, obeyed a really narrowly conceived criterion of experience and declared price decisions to be senseless.

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