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AuthorNeurath, Otto. author
TitleEmpiricism and Sociology [electronic resource] / by Otto Neurath ; edited by Marie Neurath, Robert S. Cohen
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1973
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-2525-6
Descript XV, 475 p. online resource

SUMMARY

On the last day of his life, Otto Neurath had given help to a Chinese philosopher who was writing about Schlick. Only an hour before his death he said to me: "Nobody will do such a thing for me." My answer then was: "Never mind, you have Bilston, isn't that better?" There were conยญ sultations in new housing schemes, an exhibition, and hopes for a fruitful relationship of longer duration. I did not dream at that time that I would one day work on a book like this. The idea came from Horace M. Kallen, of the New School for Social Research, New York, years later; to encourage me he sent me his selection from William James' writings. Later I met Robert S. Cohen. Carnap had sent him to me with the message: "If you want to find out what my political views were in the twenties and thirties, read Otto Neurath's books and articles of that time; his views were also mine." In this way Robert Cohen became acยญ quainted with Otto Neurath. Even more: he became interested; and when I asked him, would he help me as an editor of an Otto N eurath volume, he agreed at once. In previous years I had already asked a number of Otto Neurath's friends to write down for me what they especially remembered about him


CONTENT

1. Memories of Otto Neurath -- 1. Otto Neurathโ{128}{153}s Parents; the Fatherโ{128}{153}s autobiographical sketch -- 2. Otto Neurathโ{128}{153}s Childhood, from autobiographical notes -- 3. University Days, contributed by Marie Neurath -- 4. Military Life, contributed by G. Neumann -- 5. A Teacher of Political Economy, from N. Y. Ben-Gavriel -- 6. Excerpts from Ernst Lakenbacher -- 7. From Wolfgang Schumann -- 8. Autobiographical Excerpts from Otto Neurath -- 9. Munich 1919 and Later, from Ernst Niekisch -- 10. From Otto Neurathโ{128}{153}s Son, the Sociologist Paul Neurath -- 11. Heinz Umrath -- 12. From Rudolf Carnapโ{128}{153}s Intellectual Autobiography -- 13. Heinrich Neider -- 14. Viktor Kraft -- 15. Karl R. Popper -- 16. 26 September 1924 and After, from Marie Neurath -- 17. Charles Morris -- 18. Marie Neurath: 1940-1945 -- 19. Bilston and A. V. Williams -- 20. Marie Neurath: Ottoโ{128}{153}s Last Day, 22nd December 1945 -- References -- 2. Six Lessons -- 1. The Little Discourse on the Sanctity of Vocation (by La-Se-Fe) -- 2. The Strange (by La-Se-Fe) -- 3. The Little Discourse on the Virtues (by La-Se-Fe) -- 4. On Delay -- 5. Measure and Number -- 6. Of Masters and Servants -- References -- 3. On the Foundations of the History of Optics -- Reference -- 4. The Problem of the Pleasure Maximum -- References -- 5. Through War Economy to Economy in Kind -- List of Contents -- Preface (April 1919) -- The Theory of War Economy as a Separate Discipline (1913) -- The Converse Taylor System (1917) -- Character and Course of Socialization (1919) -- Utopia as a Social Engineerโ{128}{153}s Construction (1919) -- Total Socialization -- References -- 6. Anti-Spengler -- 1. Rejection of Spengler -- 2. Phases of Culture -- 3. The Character of Culture -- 4. Spenglerโ{128}{153}s Description of the World -- References -- 7. From Vienna Method to Isotype -- 1. The Social and Economic Museum in Vienna (1925) -- 2. Visual Education and the Social and Economic Museum in Vienna (1931) -- 3. Museums of the Future (1933) -- 4. A New Language (1937) -- 5. Visual Education: Humanisation versus Popularisation -- Reference -- 8. Personal Life and Class Struggle -- Introduction: New Principles for Living -- 1. The Coming Man in the Present -- 2. Community Life and Economic Plan -- 3. Eternal Peace -- 4. Youth Associations, School, Vocational Guidance -- 5. Marx and Epicurus -- 6. Turning Away from Metaphysics -- References -- 9. Wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung: Der Wiener Kreis [The Scientific Conception of the World: The Vienna Circle] -- Preface -- 1. The Vienna Circle of the Scientific Conception of the World -- 2. The Scientific World Conception -- 3. Fields of Problems -- 4. Retrospect and Prospect -- References -- 10. Empirical Sociology. The Scientific Content of History and Political Economy -- 1. From Magic to Unified Science -- 2. History -- 3. Political Economy -- 4. Uniting History with Political Economy -- 5. Metaphysical Countercurrents -- 6. Sociology on a Materialist Foundation -- 7. Extrapolation -- 8. Coherence -- 9. Structure of Society -- 10. Sociological Prognosis -- References -- 11. International Planning for Freedom -- 1. Pursuit of Happiness -- 2. Production of Freedom -- 3. International Planning in the Making -- References -- 12. List of Works by Otto Neurath -- Notes: Names and Explanations -- Index of Names


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