Julius R Weinberg's An Examination of Logical Positivism (International Library PDF

By Julius R Weinberg

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Briefly the infinite process of analysis, or the ultimate complexity of the world, is incompatible with the pictorial nature of the propositions. The argument allegedly demonstrates that there are assumes that there are pictures of facts. " " " But in this usage means absolutely unpictures Such and direct ambiguous pictures could representations simples, since it ' ' . exist only simples is if there were simples. implicitly 1 assumed Wittgenstein, op. Hence, the existence of in the proof for simples.

This axiom states that every function of functions is an extensional function. It is not necessary to inquire whether " " function / is extensional is an exception to this axiom. The important thing is that the axiom is apparently violated almost at the outset by the introduction of the proposition For instance connecting real and apparent variables. which " roughly translated as whatever holds of all, holds of any ", should be an extensional function by the axiom of extensionality. Now (x) $x is evidently an (x) (f>x"D (/>u t is whereas (f>u is apparently not an extensional function of the propositional function, since the " " " " idea of nor is equivalent neither to that of all any " " to that of this individual one ".

To those assertions Elimination of pseudo-concepts of science by means of logical analysis seems to demand a schematism of admissible An empirical criterion of meaning and seems to make the construction of such a schematism verity conceptual forms. This is the problem inherited by Logical impossible. Positivism from its empiristic and logistic forbears. The Principia Mathematica seems to favour the construction of WITTGENSTEIN'S THEORY OF MEANING 35 a schematism such as has been set out above. Its logical theory, which is only implicit as we have seen, must be altered for the purposes of analysis in the positivistic sense.

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