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Moshe Hoffman @Moshe_Hoffman
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(A good illustration of the problem of applying logic/formalism to human intuitions/language.)
(Basically, every analytic philosophy paper I have read. Except those were not intended to be cheeky. And the fallacies are harder to spot.)
It’s odd that given these kinds of issues that analytic philosophers take logic/formalism so seriously?


Why don’t they realize that it’s liable to lead them to all sorts of confusion when applied to vague language and iffy intuitions?

Seems kinda obv no? What am I missing?
Or maybe there is a subtle institutional reason philosophers are nevertheless so motivated to try and formalize their intuitive arguments, despite the inherent flaw with this endeavor?


Any guesses?
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