[hist-analytic] Rosebud and cherry-tree landscape -- _desserted_
Roger Bishop Jones
rbj at rbjones.com
Sun Feb 7 10:01:05 EST 2010
On Sunday 07 Feb 2010 14:14, Jlsperanza at aol.com wrote:
> Yet another ref. in the "Carnap and Grice on analysis" series. This one
> already discussed, but again in terms of Grice's view on "minimalism". All
> his betes noires end in -ism. His idea that, to use Strawson's simile in
> "A logician's landscape", the minimalist paints a florid landscape as
> brutally deserted. Etc. JL Speranza.
But aren't these anti-ism antagon-isms rather crudely drawn?
Isn't our language rich enough for there to be some acceptable kinds of
minimalism as well as some noxious ones?
Shouldn't we expect from Grice a finer drawing of the Bete he wants to paint
> ps. A compleat list of the betes noires perhaps in order, perhaps at
> the Griceclub.blogspot.com
I will put it in my "pdf" if you come up with one, and we can analyse which
ones Carnap falls foul of.
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