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Risk in the Rhineland

Zachary Shore

in What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195154597
eISBN:
9780199868780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154597.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

On Saturday March 7, 1936, Adolf Hitler marched German troops into the demilitarized zone on the Rhine's left bank and, in doing so, launched his boldest “Saturday Surprise” to date. Against the more ... More


Raising the Stakes: Information Flow and the End of Traditional Decision Making

Zachary Shore

in What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195154597
eISBN:
9780199868780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154597.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at why Neurath lost power so soon after his Rhineland coup. It shows that Neurath's ever-loosening grip on the information arsenal contributed greatly to his loss of power. His ... More


Tarski, Neurath, and Kokoszyńska on the Semantic Conception of Truth

Paolo Mancosu

in New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199296309
eISBN:
9780191712272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296309.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Tarski's presentation of the semantic conception of truth at the Paris congress in 1935 gave rise to conflicting positions. While Carnap and others hailed Tarski's definition of truth as a major ... More


Method of Inquiry

Ross Harrison

in On What There Must Be

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245070
eISBN:
9780191680830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245070.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the method of inquiry. It starts by presenting reduction versus construction. Many attempts to discover the more central or essential features of the present conceptual scheme ... More


Empirical Content

Donald Davidson

in Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective: Philosophical Essays Volume 3

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237532
eISBN:
9780191597312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237537.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explores Schlick's and Neurath's dispute over the foundations of empirical knowledge, and thereby equips ‘A Coherence Theory of Truth and Knowledge’ with commentary and historical background. ... More


Tarski, Neurath, and Kokoszyńska on the Semantic Conception of Truth

Paolo Mancosu

in The Adventure of Reason: Interplay Between Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546534
eISBN:
9780191594939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546534.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

Tarski’s presentation of the semantic conception of truth at the Paris congress in 1935 gave rise to conflicting positions. While Carnap and others hailed Tarski’s definition of truth as a major ... More


Ogden and the Vienna Circle

James McElvenny

in Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter investigates the contact and collaboration between C. K. Ogden and the Vienna Circle philosophers Otto Neurath and Rudolf Carnap, which was chiefly driven by Ogden and centred around his ... More


Triumph and Tragedy of Red Vienna

Gareth Dale

in Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231176088
eISBN:
9780231541480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176088.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In which Polanyi falls in love with Ilona Duczynska and with 'Red Vienna', becomes a father and a journalist, and is driven into exile by encroaching fascism.


The Color of Money: Campaigning for Health in Black and White America

Gregg Mitman

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the work of Otto Neurath, the Austrian sociologist, political economist, and philosopher who was commissioned by the National Tuberculosis Association to develop a visual ... More


The Ghosts of Metaphysics: Logical Positivism and Disenchantment

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 9 explores the connections between the Vienna Circle of positivism and the esoteric milieu. It shows how the founders of logical positivism, such as Otto Neurath, presented their philosophy ... More


Positivism and Socialism

Bruce Caldwell

in Hayek's Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226091914
eISBN:
9780226091921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226091921.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In 1903, Carl Menger stepped down from his chair at the University of Vienna, succeeded by Friedrich von Wieser. The next year, Eugen Böhm-Bawerk concluded his third stint as minister of finance, and ... More


Public Information

James Purdon

in Modernist Informatics: Literature, Information, and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190211691
eISBN:
9780190211714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211691.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bringing together documentary and state information systems, chapter 4 focuses on the filmmaker, theorist, and cultural administrator John Grierson. In the 1940s Grierson began to argue for the ... More


Introduction

Mark Textor

in The Disappearance of the Soul and the Turn against Metaphysics: Austrian Philosophy 1874-1918

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198769828
eISBN:
9780191926570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769828.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The book is a problem-oriented presentation of (the anti-metaphysical phase of) Austrian philosophy. The introduction motivates the problems that drive the inquiry and gives a characterization of ... More


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