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Carnap’s Ideal of Explication and Naturalism by Pierre Wagner (auth.)

By Pierre Wagner (auth.)

The ebook includes a sequence of chapters on Carnap's perfect of explication as a substitute to the naturalistic conceptions of technological know-how, environment it in its ancient context, discussing particular situations of explications, and enriching the on-going debate on conceptual engineering and naturalism in analytic philosophy.

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Cf. Friedman (1999b, pp. 53–55) for a comparison of the approaches of Carnap and Becker; Hermann Weyl is assigned the role of tertium comparationis. Mancosu/ Ryckman (2005, p. 206, note 91) is critical of Friedman’s presentation of the relation between Weyl and Becker. 6. Becker himself, however, does decidedly not view philosophy as Begriffsdichtung. Cf. Becker (2008, p. 184). 7. Becker (1963, p. 9). The strictly philosophical papers are to be found in Becker (1963). 8. Already the title of Thyssen’s 1953 essay ‘Zur Neubegründung des Realismus in Auseinandersetzung mit Husserl’ (‘On a new foundation of realism against the background of Husserl’) indicates this aim.

Rather, there are many intermediate forms in which both traditions participate. We should turn our attention to these intermediate forms in order to not identify philosophy with logics of science, but to provide it with relevant contents in addition. Notes 1. Cf. Friedman (2000, pp. ) on the relation of Carnap and Heidegger to neo-Kantianism, and on Heidegger’s position with respect to Dilthey’s Lebensphilosophie. Gabriel (2004) treats the influence of Lebensphilosophie on Carnap. 2. This influence can be recognized even in terminological details.

16. Restricted here to the conceivable testability as the ‘factual content’ of empirical statements. 17. According to Becker, the determination of the ‘meaning of the being’ of the mathematical has to start ‘from fundamental ontology’ (Becker 1928–29, p. 382). 18. Cf. Becker’s complaint in Becker (2005a, p. 257, Becker’s letter from the 21st August 1927). 19. Cf. also Heyting’s answer (Becker 2005b, p. , pp. 131–2). Here, a question is raised which is still being discussed today in the philosophy of sciences.

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