The Subterranean Influence of Pragmatism on the Vienna Circle: Peirce, Ramsey, Wittgenstein


  • Cheryl Misak University of Toronto



An underappreciated fact in the history of analytic philosophy is that American pragmatism had an early and strong influence on the Vienna Circle. The path of that influence goes from Charles Peirce to Frank Ramsey to Ludwig Wittgenstein to Moritz Schlick. That path is traced in this paper, and along the way some standard understandings of Ramsey and Wittgenstein, especially, are radically altered.

Author Biography

Cheryl Misak, University of Toronto



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