Empiricism , Semantics , and Ontology

@inproceedings{Carnap2008EmpiricismS,
  title={Empiricism , Semantics , and Ontology},
  author={Rudolf Carnap},
  year={2008}
}
Empiricists are in general rather suspicious with respect to any kind of abstract entities like properties, classes, relations, numbers, propositions, etc. They usually feel much more in sympathy with nominalists than with realists (in the medieval sense). As far as possible they try to avoid any reference to abstract entities and to restrict themselves to what is sometimes called a nominalistic language, i.e., one not containing such references. However, within certain scientific contexts it… CONTINUE READING
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