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The Murder of Professor Schlick

The Rise and Fall of the Vienna Circle

David Edmonds

Explore the story of a group of brilliant philosophers in Vienna during a dark time in Europe's history. Follow the rise and fall of the Vienna Circle, led by the philosopher Moritz Schlick, and their philosophical movement to eliminate metaphysics and pseudoscience. Learn about the influential members of the group, including Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, and their championing of logical empiricism. Discover why their philosophy was seen as a threat by the Austro-fascists and the Nazis during the outbreak of World War II. Delve into the true story of the murder of Professor Schlick, and how it impacted the Vienna Circle and their legacy. David Edmonds' The Murder of Professor Schlick is an enthralling must-read for philosophy enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
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So here it is! My choice of the best philosophy books of 2020. Obviously a personal selection. Many other excellent books came out this year.      source
This is a great book @DavidEdmonds100      source
Great essay, about a great book by @DavidEdmonds100 I’ve been reading a lot about 1920s Vienna - lockdown bonus      source