One Hundred Years of Philosophy of Science: The View from Munich

  • Thomas Mormann
Part of the Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook book series (VCIY, volume 15)


These days, a number of philosophers of science indulge in lamenting about a crisis of their discipline. They complain about its loss of relevance, and bemoan the mar gi na lization of their dis cipline in the philosophical community and in the wider academia (cf. Howard (2003, 75), Hardcastle and Richardson (2003)). The Munich take on the philosophy of science does not succumb to this temptation. According to it, philosophy of science is well and alive. In Carlos Ulises Moulines’s Die Entwicklung der modernen Wissen schaftstheorie (1890–2000) Eine historische Einführung (henceforth Einführung) the word “crisis” is used only in reference to the 1940s when clas sical logical positivism encountered some dif fi culties in dealing with problems concerning veri fi cation, the ana ly tic/synthetic distinction, and similar conundrums. For Moulines, “crisis” is not a word that applies to contemporary philosophy of science.


Modern Philosophy Logical Empiricism Vienna Circle Introductory Text Century Philosophy 
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  1. 1.Department of Logic and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)Donostia-San SebastiánSpain

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