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The Unfinished Project of Transparent Intensional Logic

(Original title: Neukončený projekt transparentnej intenzionálnej logiky)
Filozofia, 2019, vol. 74, No 2, pp. 126-138.
Language: Slovak
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Abstract

In my paper I present a new view on the Transparent Intensional Logic (TIL), namely, from the point of view of Carnap’s so-called logic of science understood by him as a logic of the language of science and, to be more specific, logic of the language of empirical science. First, I present Carnap’s project of the logic of science and show that it was not realized on the basis of Carnap’s semantics of intension and extension. Next, I show the negative effects of the absence of this realization for the philosophy of empirical science as it became apparent in the dispute between P. K. Feyerabend and C. G. Hempel. Finally, I indicate the set of issues that TIL could solve in the future by realizing Carnap’s (reformed) project.

Keywords

Carnap Logic of science, Duží, Empirical science, Feyerabend, Hempel magnitudes, Materna, Tichý, Transparent Intensional Logic