|Exterior/interior, outside/inside (philosophy): the distinction is important in connection with statements. If the statement is made within a system, it can be problematic to make an assertion about the system with that statement. The distinction between outside and inside replaces in some theories, e.g. in the system theory, the distinction between form and content. This is to avoid the counterintuitive acceptance of a content without form or a form without content. See also form, content, circularity, systems, theories, mereology, system theory._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Barry Stroud on Exterior/interior - Dictionary of Arguments
General/Special/skepticism/verificationism/generalization/interior/exterior/Stroud: Descartes with him the special is representative and can therefore be generalized. - VerificationismVsGeneralization: it considers it suspicious: not apply statements of the system to the system itself. - StroudVsCarnap: the problem interior/exterior is not the same as that of the general and special. - StroudVsCarnap: the sentence that Descartes does not know whether he is sitting by the fire is not meaningless, only in connection to the skeptical presumption that it is not verifiable. - Problem: the verificationism could come easily in the situation to have to assume that then all of our everyday language would be useless.
Naturalized epistemology/QuineVsCarnap/Stroud: denies the need for an external position - so that the interior/exterior-problem is avoided.
QuineVsKant: no a priori "knowledge"._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
The Significance of philosophical scepticism Oxford 1984