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Ontology after Carnap$
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Stephan Blatti and Sandra Lapointe

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661985

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661985.001.0001

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Three Degrees of Carnapian Tolerance

Three Degrees of Carnapian Tolerance

(p.105) 5 Three Degrees of Carnapian Tolerance
Ontology after Carnap

Eli Hirsch

Oxford University Press

Carnapian tolerance is practiced when an issue is viewed as “merely a matter of choosing a language.” This chapter distinguishes between three kinds of cases in which this attitude might show up, and associates these cases with a distinction between three increasingly problematical degrees of tolerance. In the first degree each side has the concepts needed to charitably interpret the other side; in the second degree an expansion of concepts is required; the third degree is verificationism. The chapter defends the first degree, is tentative about the second degree, and is opposed to the third degree.

Keywords:   Carnapian tolerance, choosing a language, truth-conditional equivalence, interpretive charity, verificationism, hyperintensional, quantifier variance

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