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Single Idea 10486

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / f. Foundationalism critique]

Full Idea

If we are sailors rebuilding our ship plank by plank on the open sea, then I know of some cargo we might want to jettison.

Gist of Idea

If we are rebuilding our ship at sea, we should jettison some cargo


comment on Otto Neurath (Protocol Sentences [1932]) by George Boolos - Must We Believe in Set Theory? p.128

Book Reference

Boolos,George: 'Logic, Logic and Logic' [Harvard 1999], p.128

A Reaction

This may just be an assertion of Ockham's Razor, but the interest is that the Neurath image demands internal standards of economy etc, whereas reality itself seems to be a right mess.