Carnap



Rudolf P. 1891–1970, U.S. philosopher, born in Germany.
noun
Rudolf. 1891–1970, US logical positivist philosopher, born in Germany: attempted to construct a formal language for the empirical sciences that would eliminate ambiguity

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