The Vienna Circle: Volker Peckhaus

Logic in logical empiricism

Logic in logical empiricism
01.07.2016 to 02.07.2016

The Vienna Circle – Currentness in Science and Art

Even now, the stimuli of the Vienna Circle are not just pervasive in modern exact sciences, such as physics, mathematics, information technology and engineering. They have also defined disciplines such as economy, architecture, psychology and literature. The influence of the Vienna Circle goes beyond social progressive movements into modern art. On the occasion of the »Vienna Circle. Exact Thinking on the Edge of Doom« exhibition at the Center for Art and Media, the Institute Vienna Circle of the University of Vienna, the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Technological Impact Assessment (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) are jointly hosting a two-day symposium about the impact and impact history of the Circle from the short period of its existence to the present day.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Vienna Circle – Retrospectives & relevance to the present day
Section management: Friedrich Stadler, Institute Vienna Circle, University of Vienna

10:00-10:15: Welcome 

10:15-11:00: Friedrich Stadler (University of Vienna):
The Vienna Circle – The present day relevance
of an interdisciplinary and global »scientific world view«

11:00-11:45: Stefan Scherer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology):
The Vienna Circle and German literature of the interwar
and post-war period

12:00-12:45: Károly Kokai (University of Vienna):
Aesthetics and logical empiricism – The cultural
environment of the Vienna Circle

12:45-13:30: Johan Hartle (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design​​):
Museum educational service and pictorial statistics.
Otto Neurath’s policy of visibility

13:30-15:00: Lunch break


The influence of the Vienna Circle on modern natural and technical sciences
Section management: Rafaela Hillerbrand, Institute of Technological Impact Assessment / Institute of Philosophy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


15:00-15:45: Michael Stöltzner (University of South Carolina):
Modern physics and its philosophy: The demand of the
Vienna Circle in times of LHC and string theory

16:00-16:45: Volker Peckhaus (University of Paderborn):
Logic in logical empiricism

17:00-17:45: Veronika Hofer (Bielefeld University):
About the biological system theory of the Vienna Circle

18:00-18:45: Thomas von Clarmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology):
The Viennese, the Berliners and the climate

Video Documentary:

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera: Jonas Pickel
Editing: Sarah Binder
Live Editing: Martina Rotzal