Neurath, Otto

▪ Austrian philosopher and sociologist
born Dec. 10, 1882, Vienna
died Dec. 22, 1945, Oxford

      Austrian philosopher and sociologist noted for interpreting logical-positivist (Logical Positivism) thought as a basis for behaviourist social and economic theory.

      After imprisonment for being associated with the short-lived Bavarian Communist republic in 1919, Neurath went to Vienna (1920) to encourage political and social reform based on Marxist ideology. In an effort to increase communication among scientific disciplines, he organized international conferences on scientific philosophy and edited the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science (Chicago, 1937), the principal effort of his Institute for the Unity of Science (Unity of Science movement), which he had founded at The Hague in 1936, two years after moving to The Netherlands. The war years from 1941 to 1945 he spent at Oxford.

      Neurath's other writings explored classification systems (Foundations of the Social Sciences, 1944; rev. ed. 1947), comparative sociology (Empirische Soziologie, 1931), and economics (“Inventory of the Standard of Living,” monograph, 1935).

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Neurath, Otto — (1882–1945) Austrian philosopher and social theorist. Neurath, a polymath and a socialist, was one of the most influential members of the Vienna circle (see logical positivism ). His papers in the journal Erkenntnis (particularly his… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Neurath, Otto — (1882 1945)    Austrian philosopher and sociologist. Born in Vienna, he studied in Vienna and Berlin. He taught at the Handelsakademie, and later was in charge of planning of the Bavarian Republic. He then returned to Vienna and founded the… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Neurath, Otto — ► (1882 1945) Filósofo austríaco. Aplicó su sistema de pensamiento a los problemas sociales. Obras: Naturaleza y camino de la socialización y Fundamentos de la ciencia social, entre otras …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Neurath — Neurath, Otto …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Neurath — Neurath, Otto …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Otto Neurath — Otto Karl Wilhelm Neurath Full name Otto Karl Wilhelm Neurath Born December 10, 1882(1882 12 10) Vienna, Austro Hungarian Empire (now in Austria) Died December 22, 1945(1945 12 22) (aged 63) Oxford, UK …   Wikipedia

  • Otto Neurath — (* 10. Dezember 1882 in Wien; † 22. Dezember 1945 in Oxford) war ein österreichischer Philosoph, Ökonom und Pionier der visuellen Kommunikation. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werk 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Neurath — Otto Neurath  Cet article concerne le philosophe, sociologue et économiste autrichien. Pour le dignitaire nazi, voir Konstantin von Neurath. Otto Neurath (1882 1945) est un philosophe, sociologue et économiste autrichien. Il fut co rédacteur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • NEURATH (O.) — NEURATH OTTO (1882 1945) Philosophe et sociologue autrichien, un des fondateurs de l’empirisme logique. Socialiste marxiste indépendant, Otto Neurath s’est intéressé à l’économie, à la politique et à l’histoire. Éditeur de l’Encyclopaedia of… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Otto Neurath — Cet article concerne le philosophe, sociologue et économiste autrichien. Pour le dignitaire nazi, voir Konstantin von Neurath. Otto Neurath (1882 1945) est un philosophe, sociologue et économiste autrichien. Il fut co rédacteur en 1929 de La… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.