Artificial Language Philosophy of Science


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Sebastian Lutz
Uppsala University
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Abstract   Artificial language philosophy (also called ‘ideal language philosophy’) is the position that philosophical problems are best solved or dissolved through a reform of language. Its underlying methodology—the development of languages for specific purposes—leads to a conventionalist view of language in general and of concepts in particular. I argue that many philosophical practices can be reinterpreted as applications of artificial language philosophy. In addition, many factually occurring interrelations between the sciences and philosophy of science are justified and clarified by the assumption of an artificial language methodology.
Keywords Methodology  Artificial language philosophy  Ideal language philosophy  Ordinary language philosophy  Methodological naturalism  Scientific philosophy  Empirically informed philosophy  Concept formation  Conventionalism  Language choice  Intuition
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DOI 10.1007/s13194-011-0042-6
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