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The Philosophers on the Market Square. Philosophical Modernism from Vienna to Uppsala

Höög, Victoria LU (2006) In Hommage á Wlodek : philosophical papers dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz p.1-16
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Abstract: The logical empiricists in Vienna and their Swedish counterparts in Uppsala shared a scientific ethos that underlined the philosophical academics as representatives for universalism, disinterest, professional loyalty, organized scepticism and public interest. Rudolf Carnap, Axel Hägerström and Ingemar Hedenius regarded themselves as intellectuals, offering their philosophical tools to society. However, when the scientific ethos was articulated by Robert Merton in 1942, the circumstances had drastically changed. The European tradition was left behind. However, the claim is that neither the professionalism, nor the specialized epistemology in analytical philosophy necessarily alienated the philosopher from the public. The gap... (More)
Abstract: The logical empiricists in Vienna and their Swedish counterparts in Uppsala shared a scientific ethos that underlined the philosophical academics as representatives for universalism, disinterest, professional loyalty, organized scepticism and public interest. Rudolf Carnap, Axel Hägerström and Ingemar Hedenius regarded themselves as intellectuals, offering their philosophical tools to society. However, when the scientific ethos was articulated by Robert Merton in 1942, the circumstances had drastically changed. The European tradition was left behind. However, the claim is that neither the professionalism, nor the specialized epistemology in analytical philosophy necessarily alienated the philosopher from the public. The gap occurred when the epistemology ceased to be cultural meaningful, as a part of the spirit of the time. The modernistic spirit promoted the ethos of intellectuality. In the 1960s a new ethos took over: the philosophers as purely academic professional experts, in US and Sweden. (Less)
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Hommage á Wlodek : philosophical papers dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz
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Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni and
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  author       = {Höög, Victoria},
  editor       = {Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni},
  keyword      = {intellectual history,post war history of philosophy of science,Scientific ethos,positivism},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--16},
  publisher    = {www.fil.lu.se},
  series       = {Hommage á Wlodek : philosophical papers dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz},
  title        = {The Philosophers on the Market Square. Philosophical Modernism from Vienna to Uppsala},
  year         = {2006},
}