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Finding Aid for the Rudolf Carnap papers, 1920-1968
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Description
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 The collection consists of correspondence, audio tapes of lectures, notebooks, literary manuscripts (some unpublished), corrected galleys, books, and periodicals.
Background
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 14, 1970.
Extent
56 boxes (28 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.