Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970), influential German-born philosopher, an advocate of logical positivism.

Etymologies

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Carnap +‎ -ian

Examples

  • But I also think original meaning (that is, Fregean sense, Carnapian intension, or Millian connotation) is interpretively binding.

    Balkinization

  • Sellars 'sophisticated account of the nature and import of theoretical reasoning in natural science, however, enabled him to develop a systematic naturalistic alternative to Quine's influential critique of Carnapian logical empiricism.

    Wilfrid Sellars

  • Take, for example, a simple Carnapian semantics that assigns to each sentence the set of possible worlds where it is true.

    Compositionality

  • Neurath's pluralism is integrative of natural and social sciences, and it is in this holistic sense that it was a pragmatic and epistemic argument for unity of science without Carnapian reductions.

    The Unity of Science

  • Carnapian analyticities do not therefore express propositions that we hold to be true unconditionally, nor true merely relative to their own framework.

    Vienna Circle

  • I think the Fregean sense, Carnapian intension, and Millian connotation ("meaning") of constitutional language are fixed at the founding, but its Fregean reference, Carnapian extension, and Millian denotation ("application") are not.

    Balkinization

  • Gardner's Carnapian tolerance of various geometries is but another symptom of a deeper antirealism, one which affects his view of all mathematics.

    Facing Up to Realism

  • I'm not completely clear on it, but it seems like it is supposed to be a combination of Kantian and Carnapian perspectives.

    Words and Other Things

  • Carnapian because it does this through Carnap's general setup of linguistic frameworks.

    Words and Other Things

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