Veronika Hofer

Affiliation: 

Medical University of Vienna

Logical Empiricism and Theoretical Biology: The context of Schlick’s patronage of Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s Habilitation in Vienna 1934

In order to look afresh at what impact the discussions of the Logical Empiricists had on the special sciences in their local contexts in Vienna, in Berlin and in Prague, this paper suggests taking Schlick’s support for a habilitation of the young and ambitious Ludwig von Bertalanffy seriously.