Moritz Cordes
University of Greifswald
Pseudoproblems, pseudoquestions, pseudosentences (etc.) constitute an iridescent group of concepts which were prominently used by the Vienna Circle (including Wittgenstein). In the course of an explication this paper presents a compilation of the many different meanings that were given to these expressions. This includes the more prominent Viennese approaches as well as a more recent one by Roy Sorensen. A novel proposal concerning the use ofthe term is made, suggesting that nothing is just a pseudoproblem, but only relative to a certain state of discourse. While the paper follows an explicative methodology, several uses of 'pseudoproblem', including the explicated one, relate pseudoproblemhood to other kinds of analysis.
Keywords pseudoproblems  explication  reconstruction  Rudolf Carnap  Martin Heidegger
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.30965/26664275-02201009
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,836
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

View all 44 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Scheinprobleme - Ein explikativer Versuch.Moritz Cordes - 2016 - Dissertation, University of Greifswald
The Logical Structure of the World and Pseudoproblems in Philosophy.Rudolph Carnap & Rolf A. George - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (4):340-342.
Was Carnap a Complete Verificationist in the Aufbau?Richard Creath - 1982 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:384 - 393.
The Logical Structure of the World and Pseudoproblems in Philosophy.R. Nola - 1968 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 17:261-264.
Practical Irrationality and the Structure of Decision Theory.Joseph Heath - 2003 - In Christine Tappolet & Sarah Stroud (eds.), Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 251--273.
Moritz Geiger on the Consciousness of Feelings.Mariano Crespo - 2015 - Studia Phaenomenologica 15:375-393.


Added to PP index

Total views
17 ( #597,889 of 2,426,015 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #122,224 of 2,426,015 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes