Following and formalization

Guy Robinson

in Philosophy and Mystification

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780823222919
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235513 | DOI:
Following and formalization

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Russell’s theory of “determined in advance” attempts to point out contradictions in Wittgenstein’s Remarks in the Foundations of Mathematics. Wittgenstein, instead of opposing it, relates this theory with simple inference. Formalization is important for it attempts to further exemplify inference. Like Carnap’s “ideal languages,” inference is supposed to happen with little or no human help. Inference depends on how a person understands something, so one still has to consider such concepts as relativism and absolutism. One must be able to choose which rule or principle to adopt when interpreting something’s meaning.

Keywords: inference; Wittgenstein; Russell; interpretation; fomalization

Chapter.  8714 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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