Articles tagged 'language'

Absurdity of ‘Thinking in Language’ (The)

Article (Philosophy)

Among the principal assumptions of major portions of philosophy in recent decades have been: (1) That philosophy somehow consists of (some sort of) logic, and (2) that logic is a study of and theory about (some sort of) language. There, of course,...

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Attaining Objectivity: Phenomenological Reduction and the Private Language Argument

Article (Philosophy)

Twentieth Century philosophical thought has expressed itself for the most part through two great Movements: the phenomenological and the analytical. Each movement originated in reaction against idealistic—or at least anti-realistic—views of "the world". And each...

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Comments on Smith and Talmy

Article (Philosophy)

In a certain traditional and obvious sense, the human being is a substance, with observable properties and deeper-lying characteristics (properties and dispositions). That is, it has properties but is not a property, endures through time and space, and stands in...

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Critical Study of Husserl and Intentionality (A)

Article (Philosophy)

I This remarkable book is one of the most significant studies in Husserl's philosophy to appear in recent decades. It is a major expression of a tendency in Husserl interpretation that has been developing for some time, rooted primarily...

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Crucial Error in Epistemology (A)

Article (Philosophy)

The worth of A. D. Woozley's well-known book, Theory of Knowledge, is seriously compromised by an error which runs through the entire work. The error is of such a fundamental nature, and of such import for epistemology, that his...

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For Lack of Intentionality

Article (Philosophy)

ABSTRACT: Much of contemporary Philosophy of Language has attempted to explain the relationship between language and the objects referred to by it without recourse to the intentionality of acts of consciousness, as Husserl and other Phenomenologists have understood it. This...

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How Concepts Relate the Mind to its Objects:  The ‘God’s Eye View’ Vindicated

Article (Philosophy)

I What is it for an object to be "before" the mind in thought, or in consciousness generally? And how, exactly, are "concepts" necessarily involved in such a case? Everyone seems to agree that they are involved. There must in...

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Husserl’s Critique of ‘Extensional’ Logic: ‘A Logic That Does Not Understand Itself’

Article (Philosophy)

I In Part II of Husserl's "great last work," as the Crisis is sometimes called, we find two passages in which he comments upon what he took to be an important and utter failure on the part of "die...

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Integrity of the Mental Act: Husserlian Reflections on a Fregian Problem (The)

Article (Philosophy)

There is a general structure present in the event of something standing before us as the object of our consciousness. Obviously, for not just any event is an event of this sort. Such an event must be one with characteristic...

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Knowledge

Article (Philosophy)

It is clear from this exposition that fulfillment as well as Knowing--which indeed is only another word for the same thing--can be characterised as an act of re-identification. (Husserl, VIth Investigation, Subsection 8) We have equated fulfillment with Knowledge (in the...

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Language, Being, God, and the Three Stages of Theistic Evidence

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

I begin with a plea of "not guilty" to Professor Nielsen's charge that my belief in God is an irrational belief. I do live in the 20th Century, I have been given a passably good philosophical and scientific education,...

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Realist Analysis of the Relationship Between Logic and Experience (A)

Article (Philosophy)

By "logic" I shall understand the intellectual and practical contents of academic courses under the heading of "Logic," and that would take in the contents of the textbooks used and lectures given in such courses. So we wish here to...

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Significance of Husserl’s Logical Investigations (The)

Article (Philosophy)

This is a topic which anyone with a high regard for the Investigations must contemplate with sorrow and some amazement, though not entirely without hope. I There are three different perspectives, at least, from which one might consider it. 1. With...

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Toward a Phenomenology for the Correspondence Theory of Truth

Article (Philosophy)

"Der Erfullungssynthesis dieses Falls ist die Evidenz oder Erkenntnis im pragnanten Wortsinn. Hier ist das Sein im Sinne der Wahrheit, der recht verstandenen "Uebereinstimmung," der adaequatio rei ac intellectus" realisiert, hier ist sie selbst gegeben, direct zu erschauen und zu...

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Why Semantic Ascent Fails

Article (Philosophy)

1. Introduction. Linguistic philosophy is rumored to be dead and gone, its passing unnoticed until long after the fact, and largely unmourned. Gilbert Harman, for one, places its demise well into the past, referring to ". . . the arguments that undermined [note the...

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