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Moritz Schlick


The Philosophers


6.00–7.15pm, Tuesday 7 December



Moritz Schlick was the informal leader of the Vienna Circle, a group of philosophers, mathematicians, and logicians who exerted huge influence on the course of twentieth-century philosophy. While not as well known as some other members of the Circle, Schlick was nonetheless producing important work that ranged from the philosophy of physics and art to ethics and epistemology. The Vienna Circle believed scientific philosophy could help stem the rise of fascism, putting them at odds with prevailing attitudes and, in 1936, this resulted in Schlick’s murder. We explore his work, his role in the Vienna Circle, and what might have been had Schlick lived longer.



David Edmonds
Author, The Murder of Professor Schlick & Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Maria Carla Galavotti
Emerita Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Bologna
Cheryl Misak
Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto



Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE


Co-sponsored by the Royal Institute for the Philosophy




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