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Mapping of the Epistemic Gap: From the Range of Proposition to the Open Texture of Concept

Citace: [] SCHUSTER, R. Mapping of the Epistemic Gap: From the Range of Proposition to the Open Texture of Concept. 2011.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Mapping of the Epistemic Gap: From the Range of Proposition to the Open Texture of Concept
Rok vydání: 2011
Autoři: Mgr. Radek Schuster Ph.D. ,
Abstrakt EN: Verificationism espoused by logical empiricists which is rooted in Wittgenstein?s conception of a proposition as a truth-function of elementary propositions has failed to span a gap between results of our epistemic ability and its capture in language. The talk tries to map this epistemic gap and shows that 1) it is already implicit in Wittgenstein?s concept of proposition in a form of so called ?Spielraum? and 2) it becomes declared in Waismann?s later idea of ?the open texture of concept?. The argumentation is based on Waismann?s writings that are treated not just a second hand source of Wittgenstein but as a testimony of a creative movement that Waismann undertook from the verificationist position to its original critique.
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