[hist-analytic] In Defense of a Third Dogma
Baynesr at comcast.net
Baynesr at comcast.net
Thu Nov 12 07:25:42 EST 2009
There is a very good exchange between Rawls and Habermas. Rawl's lengthy
reply is very instructive. Habermas has a good grasp of the big picture; a little
less understanding of the details; still, he is very good at what he does, or did (?).
I won't comment just now on much of what you said since it concerns "Two Dogmas"
and we will no doubt get to that as we continue; once, that is, I get past this business
of two colors. I'm dwelling on it a bit because it brings together different ways of
doing philosophy in viewing a single problem. Often these problems are "theory
internal." These are usually problems that in the big picture require a high aptitude
but seldom result in significant insights with respect to the larger problems of
"general philosophy." One example might be free logics. I might be taking a closer
look at this, but diddling with free logics, to me, is like fiddling while Rome burns.
Nevertheless, if I had a hundred years more to live, I'd probably play around with this.
It's interesting and related to that meter stick in Paris stuff, as I'll note in a future
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From: Jlsperanza at aol.com
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Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 8:04:50 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: In defense of a third dogma
One day I met Habermas in Buenos Aires, and I told him, "What you do is Grice, but in German". He wasn't impressed, but I was myself nicely impressed when I found out that my own paper (called "German Grice: Reading Habermas Reading Grice") he (Habermas) cared to include in his "Pragmatics of Communication" (MIT -- reference list).
For Habermas there is a 'warranty claim' as it were. Talk of warranty claims can go over the top. As D. Frederick taught me, a lot of these Dummettian emphasis on warranty claims (assertability claims) makes you feel that you are talking about your right to use a public toilet!
But that need _not_ be so. It is true, as Jones notes, that there is no 'semantic' link between a claim
'rigid' to my Aunt Matilda -- she finds it a rude lexeme out of her 'repertoire'!
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