When Words Are Called For: A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy

When Words Are Called For: A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy

Avner Baz


A new kind of philosophizing often called traditional language philosophy took root in England after the second one global struggle, promising a clean commence and a manner out of long-standing dead-end philosophical debates. Pioneered via Wittgenstein, Austin, and others, OLP is now generally rumored, inside mainstream analytic philosophy, to were heavily discredited, and as a result its point of view is missed.

Avner Baz begs to vary. In When phrases Are referred to as For, he indicates how the present arguments opposed to OLP cave in below shut scrutiny. them all, he claims, presuppose one model or one other of the very belief of word-meaning that OLP calls into query and takes to be accountable for many conventional philosophical problems. Worse, analytic philosophy itself has suffered due to its failure to take OLP’s standpoint heavily. Baz blames a overlook of OLP’s insights for probably irresolvable disputes over the methodological relevance of “intuitions” in philosophy and for misunderstandings among contextualists and anti-contextualists (or “invariantists”) in epistemology. Baz is going directly to discover the deep affinities among Kant’s paintings and OLP and indicates ways in which OLP will be utilized to different philosophically problematical techniques.

When phrases Are referred to as For defends OLP no longer as a doctrine yet as a kind of perform that will supply a doable replacement to paintings at present performed inside mainstream analytic philosophy. for that reason, Baz doesn't in basic terms argue for OLP yet, all of the extra convincingly, practices it during this eye-opening book.

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