Schlick Moritz

<history of philosophy> Austrian philosopher (1882-1936). As the personable leader of the Vienna Circle, Schlick was instrumental in the formation of the logical positivist movement, whose work is preserved in the Gesammelte Aus”tze (Collected Essays) (1938). Some of Schlick's basic principles are expressed in Allgemeine Erkentnisslehre (Epistemology & Modern Physics) (1925). Unlike many of his fellow positivists, Schlick was willing to include ethics (understood as a strictly empirical study of human desires and their consequences for human action) within the province of meaningful (verifiable) scientific discourse, as in Fragen der Ethik (Problems of Ethics) (1930). Recommended Reading: Moritz Schlick, General Theory of Knowledge, tr. by Albert E. Blumberg and Herbert Feigl (Open Court, 1985); Moritz Schlick, ed. by Brian McGuinness (Reidel, 1986); Logical Empiricism at Its Peak: Schlick, Carnap, and Neurath, ed. by Sahotra Sarkar (Garland, 1996); and Rationality and Science: A Memorial Volume for Moritz Schlick, ed. by Eugene T. Gadol (Springer Verlag, 1983).

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