Lesson 5: Assignments and Readings

Reading Assignment

Analytic Philosophy: pp. 425-435 Carnap

A Companion to Analytic Philosophy: pp. 94-109 Sarkar (on Carnap)

Suggested Assignment

Explain how Carnap's commitment to science led him to endorse a Principle of Tolerance. Unlike some of his positivist colleagues, Carnap believes that questions about what is real (independently of language) are meaningless. How might this claim be criticized?


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