From the 1929 Prague Theses to the Axioms of Bühler's Sprachtheorie

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Abstract

First, we aim to place Bühler's axiomatics in its own spatial-temporal context — along the temporal line which connects his works, that originate at the latest from 1927, and possibly even from 1903, up to 1960, as well as in the Central-European zone which connects two of Europe's major capitals of culture, the two cities close to Bühler's professional life, Vienna and Prague, especially in the inter-war years. While doing so, another temporal line will be identified, which begins at the First International Congress of Linguists at the Hague in 1928, and continues, beyond the well-known 1929 Prague Linguistic Circle Theses, as far as 1932, to the collective Prague Theses concerning language culture. In the background, the ‘axiomatizing trend’ permeates the epistemological project of the Vienna Circle in its founding years. Eventually, the question will arise as to if and how Bühler's epistemological move has been recognized, appreciated, and taken seriously in the further development of language sciences, including contemporary thought.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKarl Bühler, une théorie du langage redécouverte. Karl Bühler, eine Sprachtheorie wiederentdeckt. Karl Bühler, a theory of language rediscovered
Editorsavec le concours de Savina Raynaud, Federico Albano Leoni et Jürgen Trabant préparé par Tomáš Hoskovec
Pages413-433
Number of pages21
Volume7 n.s.
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameTravaux du Cercle Linguistique de Prague

Keywords

  • Circolo di Vienna
  • Prage Linguistic Circle Theses
  • Rudolf Carnap
  • Vienna Circle
  • assioma
  • axiom
  • axiomatizing trend
  • congresses of linguists
  • congressi dei linguisti
  • tendenza all'assiomatizzazione
  • tesi del CIrcolo di Praga

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