Roman Ingarden’s “The Logical Attempt at a New Formulation of Philosophy: A Critical Remark”
Translated by Bernard Linsky
This is the first English translation of Roman Ingarden’s paper presented at the 8th World Congress of Philosophy held in Prague in 1934: “Der Logistische Versuch einer Neugestaltung der Philosophie: Eine Kritische Bemerkung”, translated here as “The Logical Attempt at a New Formulation of Philosophy: A Critical Remark”. Also translated here are brief discussions by Rudolf Carnap and Otto Neurath. These essays were published in the original German in the Proceedings of the Congress in 1936. This statement of Ingarden’s criticisms of the doctrines of the Vienna Circle has been mentioned in print, but his views have not been discussed, or indeed accurately reported to date.
Actes du huitième Congrès internationale de Philosophie à Prague, 1934, pp. 203–08. Prague: Comité d’organization du Congrès, 1936. DOI: 10.5840/wcp8193636, and Rudolf Carnap and Otto Neurath, “Discussion,” pp. 244–45. DOI: 10.5840/wcp8193642.
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