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Single Idea 18699

[catalogued under 14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 1. Scientific Theory]

Full Idea

Carnap's ultimate ambition in the Aufbau is to provide a constitution-system within which any predicate of any scientific vocabulary can be explicitly defined in terms of primitive relations holding among basic elements, using type theory.

Gist of Idea

Carnap tried to define all scientific predicates in terms of primitive relations, using type theory


report of Rudolph Carnap (The Logical Structure of the World (Aufbau) [1928]) by Tim Button - The Limits of Reason 05.2

Book Reference

Button,Tim: 'The Limits of Realism' [OUP 2013], p.35

A Reaction

David Chalmers has a modern shot at the same project in 'Constructing the World'. Ramsey sentences seem to be part of the same game.