Article ID: CBB943785008

Logical empiricism in Turkish exile: Hans Reichenbach’s research and teaching activities at Istanbul University (1933–1938) (2022)

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In this article, I seek to shed new light on a lesser-known stage of the development of Hans Reichenbach’s thought, namely his research, output and teaching activities at Istanbul University (1933–1938). I argue that the experience of Turkish exile was decisive in the elaboration of Reichenbach’s probability theory of meaning and knowledge. His work Experience and Prediction, produced while in Istanbul, should therefore be put in its Turkish context of elaboration and reception. To this end, I will take into consideration not only Reichenbach’s efforts to popularize and extend the Berlin Group’s program of scientific philosophy in Turkey and throughout Europe in the 1930s, but also the forgotten work of Reichenbach’s students—most of them women—at Istanbul University.

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Authors & Contributors
Irzik, Gürol
Güzeldere, Güven
McGrew, Timothy
Grünberg, Teo
Yilmaz, Hüseyin
Koç, Yalçin
Journals
Osmanli Bilimi Arastirmalari: Studies in Ottoman Science
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Journal Electronique d'Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique
Social Epistemology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Publishers
Springer
Presses Universitaires de France
Cambridge University Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
Concepts
Philosophy of science
Philosophy
Positivism
Science education and teaching
Philosophy of science, as a discipline
Probability and statistics
People
Reichenbach, Hans
Einstein, Albert
Lewin, Kurt
Bayes, Thomas
Rychlík, Karel
Weldon, Walter Frank Raphael
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
Places
Germany
Turkey
Berlin (Germany)
Ottoman Empire
Prague (Czechia)
Japan
Institutions
Vienna Circle
Berlin Group (Philosophy)
Istanbul Darülfünunu
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