Empiricism and Sociology

  • Authors
  • Otto Neurath
  • Editors
  • Marie Neurath
  • Robert S. Cohen

Part of the Vienna Circle Collection book series (VICC, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages n3-XV
  2. Otto Neurath
    Pages 1-83
  3. Otto Neurath
    Pages 84-100
  4. Otto Neurath
    Pages 101-112
  5. Otto Neurath
    Pages 113-122
  6. Otto Neurath
    Pages 123-157
  7. Otto Neurath
    Pages 158-213
  8. Otto Neurath
    Pages 214-248
  9. Otto Neurath
    Pages 249-298
  10. Otto Neurath
    Pages 319-421
  11. Otto Neurath
    Pages 422-440
  12. Marie Neurath
    Pages 441-459
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 460-475

About this book


On the last day of his life, Otto Neurath had given help to a Chinese philosopher who was writing about Schlick. Only an hour before his death he said to me: "Nobody will do such a thing for me." My answer then was: "Never mind, you have Bilston, isn't that better?" There were con­ sultations in new housing schemes, an exhibition, and hopes for a fruitful relationship of longer duration. I did not dream at that time that I would one day work on a book like this. The idea came from Horace M. Kallen, of the New School for Social Research, New York, years later; to encourage me he sent me his selection from William James' writings. Later I met Robert S. Cohen. Carnap had sent him to me with the message: "If you want to find out what my political views were in the twenties and thirties, read Otto Neurath's books and articles of that time; his views were also mine." In this way Robert Cohen became ac­ quainted with Otto Neurath. Even more: he became interested; and when I asked him, would he help me as an editor of an Otto N eurath volume, he agreed at once. In previous years I had already asked a number of Otto Neurath's friends to write down for me what they especially remembered about him.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0259-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2525-6
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