Posts Tagged philosophy of language

Ralph Wedgwood on Expressivism (moral semantics and truth)

Wedgwood sets his sight on the semantic project that is expressivism, the view that the fundamental explanations of the meaning of normative statements are the types of mental states that those statements express. This view is in contrast to the factualist approach, which holds that the fundamental explanation of the meaning of normative statements are […]

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Wittgenstein (and falsifiability, Popper and Snakes)

There has recently been a surge in discussion of the principle of falsifiability as a necessary condition of the sciences, due to the efforts of SelfAwarePatterns. I don’t intend to make a contribution to this discussion today, rather, I want to note that Wittgenstein, in his later works, used a similar methodology in the philosophy […]

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