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Single Idea 16512

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 5. Linguistic Analysis]

Full Idea

Semantical fact is almost always more interesting than transcendental philosophical fiction.

Gist of Idea

Semantic facts are preferable to transcendental philosophical fiction


David Wiggins (Sameness and Substance [1980], 3.1 n4)

Book Reference

Wiggins,David: 'Sameness and Substance' [Blackwell 1980], p.81

A Reaction

An interesting expression of a more sophisticated recent allegiance to linguistic philosophy. There is still a strong allegiance to semantics as a major branch of philosophy, despite caution (e.g. from Nathan Salmon) about its scope.