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Nagel, Thomas
 
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Theories I 52
Problem for all rationalist and realist theories: if we cannot say that logic is ultimately rooted in our practices, while this becomes evident in the fact that we find conclusions in conflicts, namely in judgements about which we agree naturally. We cannot say that logic depends on such practices, because that would in turn violate these practices in which logic has the last word.
But it is it not true that the relevance of our practices shows in that this last word is the last word in our thoughts and argumentations. This is derived from:
Wittgenstein, solipsism: see there
Frank I 132 ~
Theory/Nagel: must be understandable without the ability to assume a particular position

N I
Th. Nagel
Das letzte Wort Stuttgart 1999

N II
Th. Nagel
Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990

N III
Th. Nagel
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994


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