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The Philosopher Replies
Part III of The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap
Overview
Replies and systematic expositions.
Notes on Carnap's replies to essays by other philosophers concerning his views on Metaphysics, Realism and Physicalism
Notes on Carnap's replies to essays by other philosophers concerning his views on language, modal logic, and semantics.
II. Metaphysics, Realism and Physicalism
Notes on Carnap's replies to essays by other philosophers concerning his views on Metaphysics, Realism and Physicalism
4. My Views on Ontological Problems of Existence
This is Carnap's mature statement of his position in relation to metaphysics. It falls into two parts.
  • A. The first corresponds to the early invectives against pseudo-statements which form an important part of the "manifesto", primarily concerned with condemning certain philosophical theses as lacking cognitive context (at that time, as meaningless). This also explains how these problems can be transformed into pragmatic decisions about language.
  • B. The second present Carnap's treatment of abstract entities (particularly their use in semntics)
5. Paul Henle on Meaning and Verifiability
6. K.R.Popper on the Demarcation between Science and Metaphysics
7. Herbert Feigl on Physicalism
8. A.J.Ayer on Other Minds
III. Language, Modal Logic and Semantics
Notes on Carnap's replies to essays by other philosophers concerning his views on language, modal logic, and semantics.
9. My Conception of the Logic of Modalities
10. My Conception of Semantics
11. Robert Feys on Modalities
12. John Myhill on Modal Logic and Semantics
13. Donald Davidson on Modalities and Semantlcs
14. Richard Martin on Semantics
15. W. V. Quine on Logical Truth
16. Herbert G. Bohnert on Definitions and Analyticity
17. Wilfrid Sellars on Abstract Entities in Semantlcs
18. E. W. Beth on Constructed Language Systems
19. P. F. Strawson on Linguistic Naturalism
20. Yehoshua Bar-Hillel on Linguistics and Metatheory...


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