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Artificial Language Philosophy of Science

Lutz, Sebastian (2011) Artificial Language Philosophy of Science. [Published Article]

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Artificial language philosophy (also called ‘ideal language philosophy’) is the position that philosophical problems are best solved or dissolved through a reform of language. Its underlying methodology—the development of languages for specific purposes—leads to a conventionalist view of language in general and of concepts in particular. I argue that many philosophical practices can be reinterpreted as applications of artificial language philosophy. In addition, many factually occurring interrelations between the sciences and philosophy of science are justified and clarified by the assumption of an artificial language methodology.

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Item Type: Published Article
Keywords: Methodology; Artificial language philosophy; Ideal language philosophy; Ordinary language philosophy; Methodological naturalism; Scientific philosophy; Empirically informed philosophy; Concept formation; Conventionalism; Language choice; Intuition
Subjects: General Issues > Conventionalism
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Conferences and Volumes: [2010] The Future of Philosophy of Science (Tilburg, NL; April 14-16, 2010)
Depositing User: Sebastian Lutz
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2011 10:22
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2011 10:22
Item ID: 8971
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal for Philosophy of Science
Publisher: Springer
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