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By Michael Friedman

Starting with a disagreement in 1929 in Switzerland, Michael Friedman examines how the paintings of 3 pivotal philosophers developed and intertwined over numerous years, finally giving upward push to 2 very diversified faculties of proposal - analytic philosophy and continental. the writer explores the clashes that set them aside as they built their very own radical new principles.

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Sc:c: also, and c:spc:cially, [Uebd, 1996]. 16 Chapter 2 ln spite of the ditlèrence of opinion benveen Neurath and the other members of the Cirele at certain points, we certainly owed very much to his collaboration. Of particular importance to me personally was his emphasis on the connection between our philosophical activity and the great historical processes going on in the world: Philosophy leads to an impro\'ement in scientitlc ways of thinking and thereby to a better understanding of ail that is going on in the world, both in nature and in socicty; this understanding in turn serves to improve human life.

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This provides Rickert, in particular, with a timher means of distinguishing between mathematics and logic. For mathelllatical entitÏt:s are certainly "ideal"-they are timdess, neet:ssary, and so on-but they are neverthdess not "v'llid" (that is, capabit: of truth and t:llsiry). Jaltu': see [Rickert, 1909, pp. 201-02]. 34 Chapter3 back has been eut ott' once and tor ail through the first step, which established an lInbridgeablc den between being and value. [Rickert, 1909, p. " And it is in this context, finally, that he makes the remark about Husserl and psychology quoted above (in the passage to which note 34 is appended).

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