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Language Use and Nature: Foundation of the Philosophy of Science

Md Amin, Mohamed Eusuff (2021) Language Use and Nature: Foundation of the Philosophy of Science. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this essay, I will discussed how our language use is the key to our philosophy of science. I argue that,
our study of language reflects our study of nature. The reason is, as language can be reduced to logical
proposition, we can explore the ontological structure of nature with language, as logic and ontology
mirror each other. I argue also, as nature is presented to us via sense perceptions rather passive – it does
not tell us much, until we started to ask questions and find answers to the questions. For example,
Newton saw an apple fell to the ground. Laymen may take such observation for granted, but Newton
asked, why the apple fell and he reasoned through it to conclude that mass contains gravitational force.
Therefore, due to the fluidity of language and our own creative will, we ask questions in order to
understand nature. The reason such phenomena is possible is that, logic is fluid with language, which
makes, the order of ontology we understand of nature is fluid too.


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Md Amin, Mohamed Eusuffeusuffamin@gmail.com0000-0002-5117-1470
Keywords: language, philosophy of science, logic, ontology, nature
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamed Eusuff Md Amin
Date Deposited: 03 May 2021 14:03
Last Modified: 03 May 2021 14:03
Item ID: 18977
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: 22 March 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18977

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