Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) was born in Germany. He was one of the developers of theories of symbolic logic (1920s-1930s), a
leader in the field of logical empiricism and the first to apply mathematical logic to scientific language. The collection
consists of correspondence, audio tapes of lectures, notebooks, literary manuscripts (some unpublished), corrected galleys,
books, and periodicals.
Carnap was born May 1891 in Germany; Ph.D, University of Jena (Germany), 1921; instructor in philosophy, University of Vienna,
1926-31; professor, German University, Prague, 1931-35; professor, University of Chicago, 1936-52; was at the Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton, 1952-54; professor, UCLA, 1954-62; appointed research philosopher, UCLA, 1962-70; one of the developers
of theories of symbolic logic in 1920s and 1930s; a leader in the field of logical empiricism, he was first to apply mathematical
logic to scientific language; his book, Meaning and Necessity (1947) was a pioneering work in the study of language and logic; member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; died September
56 boxes (28 linear ft.)
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