Günther Sandner


University of Vienna

The Berlin Group in the Making: Politics and Philosophy in the Early Works of Hans Reichenbach and Kurt Grelling

In interwar Germany, the Berlin Group centered around Hans Reichenbach, Walter Dubislav and Kurt Grelling was a decisive factor in continental logical empiricism (LE). At the same time that the Ernst Mach Society started to popularize the Vienna Circle’s philosophical program with public lectures and debates in Vienna of the late 1920s, the Berlin Society for Empirical/Scientific Philosophy functioned as a philosophical forum in the German capital. Additionally, these two associations edited the journal “Erkenntnis,” which was a cornerstone in the history of LE.