Rudolf Carnap Quote

To be sure, we have to face at this point an important question; but it is a practical, not a theoretical question; it is the question of whether or not to accept the new linguistic forms. The acceptance cannot be judged as being either true or false because it is not an assertion. It can only be judged as being more or less expedient, fruitful, conducive to the aim for which the language is intended. Judgments of this kind supply the motivation for the decision of accepting or rejecting the kind of entities.


Ch. 3. What does acceptance of a kind of entities mean? - Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology (1950)

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To be sure, we have to face at this point an important question; but it is a practical, not a theoretical question; it is the question of whether or...

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To be sure, we have to face at this point an important question; but it is a practical, not a theoretical question; it is the question of whether or...

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To be sure, we have to face at this point an important question; but it is a practical, not a theoretical question; it is the question of whether or...