[hist-analytic] The Character of Rudolf Carnap

Roger Bishop Jones rbj at rbjones.com
Sun Aug 9 15:50:15 EDT 2009


Its nice to have further testimony to Carnap's
character, particularly in relation to his tolerance.

For those interested in Carnap's character.
Seth Sharpless has penned his own:

   Reminiscences about Carnap at Chicago (1945-51)

Which is online at:

http://www.sethsharpless.com/papers/Reminiscences.htm

(curiously, if you google "Carnap reiniscences"
you get only two pages, Seth's page, and my notes on
"The Ways of Paradox" (presumably because that volume
contains Quine's "Homage to Carnap")).

The other obvious sources of insight into Carnap's
character are the Schilpp volume and the Quine/Carnap
correspondence, which latter also reveals something
about Quine.

RBJ




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