By Haig Khatchadourian M.A., Ph.D. (auth.)
It is neither far-fetched nor over-modest to imagine that a few readers will consider that one other publication on philosophical research is superfluous, in view that there are at the moment a couple of high-quality books, essays or col lections of essays at the topic. a part of the explanation which makes me desire that the current e-book isn't really superfluous is that its objective isn't like that of a lot of those books or essays. What i personally have at tempted to do is to stipulate my very own perspectives in regards to the nature and attainable kinds and different types of philosophical research: the results of sustained mirrored image at the topic for the prior few years. The tools of analy sis which are right here considered as "proper," and in a better or lesser measure philosophically beneficial tools should not, of their normal beneficial properties, quite whatever new. they're encouraged or are literally being practised through diversified modern philosophers; and a few of them have an extended and hallowed heritage at the back of them. notwithstanding, the current paintings makes an attempt to give those tools in a kind or demeanour which, it truly is was hoping, will cause them to appropriate, or much less inacceptable, to philosophers with widely-divergent attitudes or biases. a big function of the e-book is that nobody approach or form of strategy is thought of as the correct strategy or form of approach to philosophical research to the exclusion of others; in sharp distinction to the perspectives or perform of quite a few modern philosophers.
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Even the question which Nelson Goodman asks in his "On 1 Unless we are to consider "sameness of function(s)" in a given language as a completely adequate or completely precise account of it. " does not have a single correct answer. One thing seems certain: two names or predicates in an ordinary language have the same meaning under different circumstances, depending on the kind of names or predicates they are. Similarly with words other than names or predicates, with phrases, and with sentences.
But in Strawson's sense of 'way of using' an expression, this phrase designates kinds of uses of the expression of a more general nature than the use of an expression in one (rather than another) sense or meaning. , singular demonstrative pronouns, proper names, singular personal and impersonal pronouns 3) - expressions 1 2 3 "On Referring," Essays In Conceptual Analysis, p. , p. z8. , p. ZI. I. 26 MEANINGS AND USES many of which have different meanings or senses, in addition to meaning whatever they mean in different sorts of ways.
One thing seems certain: two names or predicates in an ordinary language have the same meaning under different circumstances, depending on the kind of names or predicates they are. Similarly with words other than names or predicates, with phrases, and with sentences. A number of accounts of synonymity which at various times have been formulated by philosophers are satisfactory in respect to particular, limited classes of expressions. And a considerable part of our task will lie in assigning each account its legitimate sphere.
A Critical Study in Method by Haig Khatchadourian M.A., Ph.D. (auth.)