Tag Archives: Philosophy of Language

SUBSTITUTION QUANTIFICATION

Reified formulas are supposed to be a technique for transforming into and for explaining the meaning of natural language sentences through quantification logic syntax and semantics. Whether such a transformation is possible is itself a dispute in philosophy. This dispute is sometimes referenced as a distinction between Platonic and nominalist interpretations of syntax or semantics. […]

A WITTGENSTEINIAN SOLUTION TO THE SORITES PARADOX

I. Prologue There are only a few papers arguing a solution for the Sorites Paradox based on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (“PI”) and related writings. This is understandable for two reasons: 1) Wittgenstein never mentions the Sorites though he must have known about it because he spends considerable effort contemplating vagueness and the problems it poses […]