Tag: language

29 Since words are defined in terms of other words in dictionaries, leading to infinite loops, does it mean natural languages are meaningless? 2018-05-13T14:51:39.527

14 Is there a point to arguing about the meaning of words? 2015-07-20T18:00:21.167

11 Does languange somehow filter what we can know? 2013-04-13T23:08:00.787

10 If "the limits of my language are the limits of my world", then how can it be that "what can be shown, cannot be said"? 2014-08-06T05:28:28.870

10 Is music just another language? 2016-07-21T02:23:41.810

9 Asking a genie for more wishes 2013-07-03T14:15:25.127

9 Is mathematics a language? 2016-09-19T05:26:07.807

8 Could a programming language be considered as a language? 2015-05-18T18:12:11.960

8 Is there an idea of linguistic realism similar to moral realism? 2015-06-15T19:44:25.717

8 What is the difference between the "is" of predication and the "is" of identity? 2018-10-07T17:06:03.707

8 What do they call philosophers in China? 2019-06-18T01:10:29.197

7 What is the relation between the material conditional in logic and conditionals that we use every day? 2014-07-08T04:06:58.060

7 Why is private language an incoherent idea? 2015-10-11T15:10:53.280

7 Why are conditionals with false antecedents considered true? 2016-05-10T00:37:14.290

7 Chomsky-- On Language and the Essential Chomsky 2017-09-08T22:53:22.027

6 What is the opposite of "x" and why are "opposites" always in the same category? 2013-11-01T09:04:22.710

6 Self-describing language 2015-09-25T09:55:36.427

6 Did Wittgenstein consider the possibility of a private language with public content? 2016-05-11T01:54:01.833

6 Does the postmodern rejection of "Grand Narratives" have anything to do with "First Principles" argumentation? 2018-06-26T19:06:42.087

6 How can I learn the huge source of philosophical jargon? 2018-10-27T01:40:47.533

6 How does Epistemology show that it's not a language game? 2019-05-10T01:18:59.370

5 Rigorous resources on the philosophy of language 2013-11-18T19:20:09.813

5 Can a language be learned from a dictionary? 2014-02-14T21:55:07.353

5 Is it possible to communicate the ineffable? 2015-10-13T21:26:26.590

5 How to build up clear ideas 2018-06-24T04:17:15.777

5 Difference between "neither true nor false" and "either true or false." 2019-09-29T16:30:45.677

4 Is meaning distinct from language? 2012-08-20T18:30:50.927

4 Are all languages related? 2013-05-07T04:46:32.883

4 Can every proposition be written in a subject-verb form? 2013-06-05T15:02:22.253

4 Dennett's view on the effect language has on the mind/brain 2014-03-17T22:14:09.953

4 If A says/claims that B is a fact, questioning B is also questioning A implicitly? 2015-05-08T01:19:13.630

4 Could Nietzsche read English and French? 2018-11-12T02:45:21.273

3 How to teach meta level discussion about controversial topics 2013-12-09T15:57:15.360

3 Current philosophy of language 2014-04-27T13:16:49.470

3 What does "non-philosophy" mean in the works of Laruelle (and scholars of Laruelle)? 2014-08-07T13:58:18.827

3 Should I learn German to read Kant's Critique of Pure Reason in German? 2015-03-11T04:57:51.490

3 Could there be such a thing as a universal logical language? 2016-03-28T11:03:59.040

3 Is "A and not-A" meaningful (and false) or meaningless? 2016-06-06T15:50:22.277

3 How are you intended to interpret x.R and x.S in Davidson "Truth and Meaning"? 2016-10-14T21:05:18.343

3 What is a better way to describe the "arbitrary" nature of the value of pi? 2017-06-16T19:24:53.293

3 What theoretical underpinnings, if any, connect Philosophy with Linguistics? 2017-08-12T10:00:29.077

3 Kripke's Puzzle Confusion 2017-10-18T06:04:14.823

3 What makes our words different than symbols like X? 2017-10-21T15:55:52.713

3 Is philosophy constrained by a philosopher's language? 2018-03-15T14:56:32.003

3 Is acceptance followed by an interpretation of a sentence, acceptance of the sentence indeed? 2018-04-12T16:58:53.260

3 Can any correct logical reasoning in natural language sentences be translated into a formal mathematical proof? 2018-05-12T21:17:13.910

3 What did C. S. Peirce mean by this remark about the phrase "necessary and sufficient condition"? 2018-08-30T13:26:46.867

3 Can an exception ever "prove" a rule? 2019-01-16T15:52:32.393

3 Does 'until' imply a conditional with a negative consequent? 2019-02-11T21:02:03.863

3 Are dichotomies that refer to real constructs incorrect? from Sorites paradox 2021-01-24T00:26:24.993

2 When translating universal affirmatives should we use implication or conjunction? 2014-04-15T00:16:01.017

2 Examples of non formal languages 2015-08-07T21:55:26.190

2 Soudness of an argument in natural language 2015-11-25T17:01:28.673

2 Why does a formal language not need to specify time interval to be interpreted? 2016-03-27T00:50:50.853

2 Nominalist views and contradictions 2016-05-15T04:27:17.380

2 How do you know if a grammar error is a grammar error? 2016-10-26T17:49:38.577

2 What are objections to personality-theoretic identity branching? 2016-11-19T19:15:47.317

2 Does defining nothing make it something? 2017-10-04T13:53:10.180

2 What does Frege mean by "Cognitive Significance" in "On Sense and Nominatum"? 2018-03-05T16:07:17.607

2 Why are imperatives not propositions according to Frege? 2018-03-12T16:10:52.500

2 Which (European) Language(s) are recommended to learn for philosophy? 2018-03-16T12:32:00.927

2 Wittgenstein vs Derrida 2018-06-07T12:44:43.257

2 Does the concept of Axis Mundi imply the idea of a symmetric universe? 2018-09-05T14:23:23.343

2 Can I truly express my thoughts? 2018-09-26T06:32:09.403

2 How is the truth multiple things? 2018-12-16T15:42:16.390

2 Is there a special language for expressing subjective idealism? 2019-01-05T19:51:43.290

2 Solving a proof in which the goal is the negation of a variable in Fitch 2019-05-02T17:41:47.050

2 What kind of fallacy is this, if it is one? Are these personal attacks ad hominem? 2019-11-14T13:24:59.240

2 What is the distinction between A-intension and C-intension? 2020-04-22T23:16:12.907

1 Is the usage of "more" or "less" only plausible when there's a quantitative method for it? 2013-05-22T13:37:41.160

1 Should the successful philosopher (one who 'does' philosophy) be concerned with having a good reputation, not with being virtuous (correct)? 2015-02-02T17:57:07.723

1 When writing, why would a conclusion precede a premise? 2015-04-17T17:45:45.293

1 Is 'Almost everyone' both a guarding term and assuring term here? 2015-04-18T16:42:37.667

1 How to learn more about statements such as 'not without = only with'? Is this logic? 2015-04-22T20:45:36.263

1 Why is most modal logic about necessity vs possibility rather than permission or wishes? 2015-05-09T15:09:23.747

1 On act of asking 2015-05-11T11:45:48.657

1 How can I tell when a term is a rigid designator? 2015-06-17T17:01:11.223

1 Do you need to learn the old dialects in which older philosophy is written? 2015-09-16T03:41:27.617

1 What sort of philosophical idea is characterized by the proposition that "language is software"? 2015-11-18T18:45:17.840

1 How Russell and Ramsey misunderstood Wittgenstein with regard to the problem of the perfection of language? 2016-03-17T16:06:54.367

1 can a vague sentence be considered meaningful in the Tractatus? 2016-03-20T16:59:45.043

1 The Death of Language - what does it mean? 2016-04-10T21:14:21.337

1 Truth Value of Sentences Containing Logical Contradictions 2016-05-28T18:57:20.953

1 According to Adorno, does the "truth content" of art refer? 2016-06-05T16:28:34.717

1 Do formal expressions ever have trivially true content? 2016-07-15T03:28:57.863

1 Does sarcasm that is meant to be misunderstood contain a liar sentence? 2016-09-13T21:35:36.610

1 What is understanding (of natural language texts) and how can we test or measure it? 2017-03-11T11:40:22.447

1 Is language a living system? 2017-05-05T20:46:50.253

1 Machines vs Chaos of Human Language 2018-03-15T12:40:04.820

1 How do I interpret "All A are only B"? (Categorical logic) 2018-03-23T23:31:36.320

1 When we talk about a general concept, we imagine a particular instance 2018-09-22T06:55:38.530

1 With infinite language would the meaning of words collapse? 2019-02-11T18:53:23.010

1 Fitch Proof Question 2019-05-01T23:26:41.630

1 Structure of an if and only if proof 2019-05-04T01:32:17.287

1 Does our language determine our "religious experiences"? 2019-05-10T16:21:02.850

1 Has any consensualists written on Wittgenstein? 2019-05-14T13:49:37.693

1 Is the true definition of a word "everything an object is not" until we learn otherwise? 2019-10-19T08:52:33.580

1 How does imprecise and ambiguous natural language relate to the equivocation fallacy and how can we know what words mean? 2019-11-21T07:09:49.693

1 Does a formal fallacy definition for "X has not happened (with potential time constraint Y), so Z will not happen (now or in near future)" exist? 2020-01-18T13:21:27.477