Edgar Zilsel

Austrian historian and philosopher

Edgar Zilsel (August 11, 1891March 11, 1944) was an Austrian historian, sociologist, and philosopher of science.


  • Science is not inevitable; this question is very fruitful indeed.
    • In personal correspondence, quoted in Elisabeth Nemeth's chapter "Logical Empiricism and the History and Sociology of Science" in the Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism (2007) edited by Alan W. Richardson and Thomas Uebel.

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