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Q: Philosophy ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Philosophy
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: goodinquirer-ga
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Posted: 14 Nov 2005 19:16 PST
Expires: 14 Dec 2005 19:16 PST
Question ID: 593035
What proportion of the professional philosophical community still
believe that philosophy's task is to clarify language?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Philosophy
From: myoarin-ga on 15 Nov 2005 09:50 PST
This is obviously no "answer".
What proportion of the professional philosophical community EVER
believed that philosophy's task is to clarify language?
Subject: Re: Philosophy
From: jago8-ga on 15 Nov 2005 15:00 PST
I don't know about proportion, but I imagine a fair number are still
working in the tradition of analytic philosphy/logical positivism
(Wikipedia is quite useful).
Subject: Re: Philosophy
From: archae0pteryx-ga on 18 Nov 2005 22:45 PST
I thought logical positivism (linguistic analysis) was pretty dead. 
Isn't it?  (I still like A.J. Ayer, but I mix his ideas liberally with
others that he would never have countenanced.  That's the advantage of
being a consumer rather than a purveyor of philosophical systems.)

Subject: Re: Philosophy
From: goodinquirer-ga on 19 Nov 2005 22:35 PST
I think so too, but I just wanted to know if there was any data that
could corroborate that answer. Anyway, I doubt so since no one other
than philosophers (and sometimes not even) seems to care about
philosopher's lives and positions.

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