“It goes a lot into Gödel and his incompleteness theorems, which I cover only a little, although these theorems are fundamentally important in the history of logic. So, for anybody who’s interested in the mathematics and the logic of the Vienna Circle, this is a very good accompanying text to mine. I would say he’s slightly less interested in the culture than I am. I was very interested in what motivated the Circle and where they’d come from and their backgrounds and why they came to hold the positions they did. And I was particularly interested in what it was about the Circle that made them such a threat to the fascists and the Nazis. The Sigmund book closes in the late 1930s, whereas I was also interested in what happened to the Circle members after the war begins and they disperse. I’ve got quite a big section on that. So it’s a different kind of book, but complementary.” Read more...
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