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Single Idea 1468

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / b. Religious Meaning]

Full Idea

If the meaning of statements is their use (as Wittgenstein claims), then religious people use religious claims to assert an intention to follow a religious life and morality, and this intention gives their sentences meaning.

Gist of Idea

If meaning is use, then religious sentences have meaning because they are used to assert an intention about how to live


report of R.B. Braithwaite (Empiricist View of Religion [1955]) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

'The Existence of God', ed/tr. Hick,John [Macmillan 1964], p.239