Method and Language

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This monograph explores the relationship between method and language. The notion of method is inherent in everything we can claim to understand. The language conventions which make a question meaningful cannot be challenged at the same time the problem is posed. Problems exist only relatively to accepted ways of thinking and doing; verification or falsification can take place only when we agree what hypotheses are in question. Our ability to be rational and critical — that is, to apply logic to our beliefs — depends on the kinds of distinctions we are able to make in our language.
[Not in series - Grüner, 137]  1982.  vii, 208 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: B.R. Grüner Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Introduction
1–5
Method and Language
7–16
System and Logic
17–27
Rationality and Scientific Method
29–44
Progress in Science
45–57
Popper's Logic
59–65
Inductive Language
67–78
Background Knowledge
79–97
Second Guessing Research
99–118
Translatability as a Norm in Quine
119–124
Davidson's Principle of Individuation
125–140
Goodman's Pictorial Worldmaking
141–146
Dummett's Molecular Model of Language
147–152
Raising the Ghost in the Machine
153–166
Kripke on Sense and Reference
167–174
Kripke on Natural Kinds and Possible Worlds
175–187
Possible Worlds and Human Freedom
189–194
Index
195–208
Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: HP – Philosophy
BISAC Subject: PHI000000 – PHILOSOPHY / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  82103992 | Marc record