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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 5. Linguistic Analysis]

Full Idea

For me, although the enterprise of philosophical analysis is driven by natural language, its goal is not a linguistic analysis of English but rather an expressively strong framework that may at best be seen as a revision of English.

Gist of Idea

Analysis rests on natural language, but its ideal is a framework which revises language


Volker Halbach (Axiomatic Theories of Truth [2011], 12)

Book Reference

Halbach,Volker: 'Axiomatic Theories of Truth' [CUP 2011], p.150

A Reaction

I agree, but the problem is that there are different ideals for the revision, which may be in conflict. Logicians, mathematicians, metaphysicians, scientists, moralists and aestheticians are queueing up to improve in their own way.