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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


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.


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


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


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


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