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Single Idea 12131

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 4. Structure of Concepts / g. Conceptual atomism]

Full Idea

In the 'Aufbau', Carnap tried to show how all of our concepts can be derived from a few basic concepts. ..Consequently there can be one science which studied all that existed, the science of the objects corresponding to the basic concepts.

Gist of Idea

All concepts can be derived from a few basics, making possible one science of everything


report of Rudolph Carnap (The Logical Structure of the World (Aufbau) [1928]) by Baruch Brody - Identity and Essence 2.2

Book Reference

Brody,Baruch: 'Identity and Essence' [Princeton 1980], p.36

A Reaction

This is Carnap's Constructionist programme.