Sellars Week 5 notes 09-9-28 d

Sellars Week 5 notes 09-9-28 d - Brandom Sellars Week 5 1....

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Brandom Sellars Week 5 1. One thing that is desparately wanted—indeed, a whole field of study that is wanted—is a non-logical theory of description (s). This would be in two (inevitably) interrelated parts. One is an account of the act of describ ing : what one is doing when one is describing something. The other is an account of the content something is describ ed as having: how it is described. (Description has “the notorious ‘ing’/‘ed’ ambiguity”.) 2. A theory of this sort could be compared to a theory of definition (s). Belnap and Gupta pointed out that traditionally logic involved not only a doctrine of consequence , but also a doctrine of definition . (From my point of view, the latter was infected by—but also contributed to—the traditional order of logical explanation, which was bottom-up.) Both of these need to be generalized from the formal logical (genus formal, species logical) notions of consequence and definition , to encompass material consequences and definitions. 3. In thinking about the issues WS addresses, the concept of description (a constellation of elements along the two dimensions distinguished in (1) above) is important in a number of
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