Dissertation, Utrecht University (2012)
|Abstract||This dissertation consists of three parts. Part I is a defense of an artificial language methodology in philosophy and a historical and systematic defense of the logical empiricists' application of an artificial language methodology to scientific theories. These defenses provide a justification for the presumptions of a host of criteria of empirical significance, which I analyze, compare, and develop in part II. On the basis of this analysis, in part III I use a variety of criteria to evaluate the scientific status of intelligent design, and further discuss confirmation, reduction, and concept formation.|
|Keywords||empirical significance ideal language philosophy artificial language philosophy analyticity concept formation Received View logical empiricism syntactic view semantic view|
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