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Sort order. Jan 25, Jesse rated it it was amazing. Carnap wants you to know that there's something fishy about philosophy.

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Of course, that was sort of what Wittgenstein wanted you to know: "Whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must remain silent. Vide-fuckin'-licet: Essences are extrascientific. Philosophy should be scientific.


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Therefore it doesn't discuss essences. Almost without knowing anything, one can easily see this to be false: that sci Carnap wants you to know that there's something fishy about philosophy. Almost without knowing anything, one can easily see this to be false: that science, unless it's descriptive, in which case it's science by metaphorical extension only, is going to discuss essences that is, after all, why Galileo abstracts from air resistance - to get at the essence of falling bodies. Since science discusses essences clearly , a fortiori philosophy will and a whole bunch of other things.

Hence Carnap's foundation and motivation for his "stepwise ordered system of objects or concepts " is, uh, big-time false. He thinks, however, that, by constructing all the objects of science on the basis of basic elements of a logico-formal system, it can be demonstrated, no less, that science doesn't deal with essences, precisely because everything is to be founded quasi-empirically on experience experiences are the basic elements of the system ; and since, uh, metaphysics is extra-empirical by definition , it follows that essences fall outside the system.

Therefore, essences are species non gratae.

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Inadvertently, Carnap, with this book, created a hilarious reductio of empiricism as a philosophico-conceptual basis for, or distillation of, science if I'm at all right about Galileo - and I am; but you don't have to take my word for it: for Carnap, being the physicist that he was, even admits he follows the instrumentalist physicist Mach in eschewing "essential relations" - but this point of view was proved wrong by the long since verified reality of Boltzmann's atom; embarrassingly, even Lenin in saw this in his empirio-criticism.

Now the fact that almost all of analytic philosophy takes its departure from this very book, even if only in opposition to it one does not overcome by mere negation, my non-Hegelian friends! God bless your misreadings of science and history, dear professors; your day of doom is fast approaching! Oct 03, Kathleen rated it liked it. Obviously Carnap and his fellow positivists aren't exactly philosophically fashionable these days, but he's definitely worth a read! So much of contemporary metaphysics is set up in opposition to him that it's healthy to get a sense of his arguments on his own terms.

Apr 09, Steven Ericsson-Zenith rated it it was amazing Shelves: logic , classics. An interesting and profound study. Yasser Dawood rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Steven Linden rated it it was amazing Nov 26,