Making sense of anti-metaphysics: on Moore on Carnap

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This paper discusses Moore's chapter on Carnap in The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics. Even though different conceptions of metaphysics are defended by Moore and attacked by Carnap, common ground can be established on which to discuss Moore's dismissal of Carnap. After correcting some infelicities in the characterization given of Carnap's position, the paper sets out to show how Carnap can respond to Moore's challenge and argues that Moore has failed to establish that Carnap's philosophy is self-contradictory in conception or bound to be fruitless in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-177
Number of pages17
JournalPhilosophical Topics
Issue number1/2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


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