The network member Pascale Roure published an open access paper on Hans Reichenbach’s philosophical activities at the Istanbul University in the 1930s and his impact on his Turkish students – most of them women.
In this article, Pascale Roure seeks to shed new light on a lesser-known stage of the development of Hans Reichenbach’s thought, namely his research, output, and teaching activities at Istanbul University (1933–1938). She argues that the experience of Turkish exile was decisive in the elaboration of Reichenbach’s probability theory of meaning and knowledge. His work Experience and Prediction, produced while in Istanbul, should therefore be put in its Turkish context of elaboration and reception. To this end, she takes into consideration not only Reichenbach’s efforts to popularize and extend the Berlin Group’s program of scientific philosophy in Turkey and throughout Europe in the 1930s, but also the forgotten work of Reichenbach’s students—most of them women—at Istanbul University.
Keywords: Hans Reichenbach · Berlin Group · Istanbul University · Logical empiricism · Problem of induction · Gestalt psychology · Turkish women philosophers
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