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Title: Hans Reichenbach Papers
Collection Number: ASP.1973.01
Creator: Reichenbach, Hans, 1891-1953

Collection Dates: Bulk, 1909-1953
Collection Dates: 1884-1979
Extent: 26.0 linear feet

Language: English

Hans Reichenbach (September 26, 1891 – April 9, 1953) was an influential philosopher of science, educator, and proponent of logical empiricism. He founded the Gesellschaft für empirische Philosophie (Society for Empirical Philosophy) in Berlin in 1928, also known as the “Berlin Circle.” Throughout his career Reichenbach made lasting contributions to the analysis of probabilistic reasoning; logic and the philosophy of mathematics; quantum mechanics; and space, time, and relativity theory. The Hans Reichenbach Papers comprise published and unpublished manuscripts, lectures, correspondence, photographs, drawings, and related materials from his early student days until his death.