The Space of Reasons and the Realm of Freedom

Lau, Chong-Fuk The Space of Reasons and the Realm of Freedom. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 196-198.


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"The essential point�, according to Wilfrid Sellars, "is that in characterizing an episode or a state as that of knowing, we are not giving an empirical description of that episode or state; we are placing it in the logical space of reasons, of justifying and being able to justify what one says�. (Sellars 1997, 76) The traditional empiricism maintains that all of our knowledge rests basically on a foundation of truths about sensory experience, assuming that sense data is the junction at which external reality or the empirical world gets in touch with the epistemic world. Even Quine"s attack on the dogmas of empiricism does not call this presupposition into question. What he pleads for is a holistic modification of the dogma: "our statements about the external world face the tribunal of sense experience not individually but only as a corporate body� (Quine 1964, 41).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: space of cause; space of reasons; realm of freedom; intellegible world; world of sense; Kantian Antinomies; Brandom; R.; Davidson, D.; Kant, I.; Quine W.v.O; Sellars, W.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008 10:01
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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