Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Semantic ascent, philosophy: semantic ascent is an expression by W.V.O. Quine (Quine, From a logical point of view, Harvard, 1953). The semantic ascent is no longer about objects, but about the use of expressions for these objects and of expressions for properties which we ascribe to these objects. In this way, the question as to which objects an ontology is fixed on is only indirectly addressed. See also mention, use, meaning, reference, semantic descent, ontology, non-existence, predication.

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Semantic Ascent / Quine: mention instead use - transition from substantive to formal speech. - It is still about reality and not just about language. - E.g. "Wombat" is true of some organisms. - VsCarnap: these are not "external" questions.


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B. Stroud
The Significance of philosophical scepticism Oxford 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-26