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Discussion Notes

PHIL 560

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  1. Week 2: Fodor, “Special Sciences”

Week 2: Fodor, “Special Sciences”


  • Nagel comes at the end of logical empiricism (anti-metaphysical)
  • The value of philosophy of science is in terms of clarification and of logical relations, not telling us about the world
  • 1974, Fodor comes when the tide is turning against logical empiricism and metaphysics is creeping back into analytic philosophy