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Where did Carnap express his disagreement with Wittgenstein's Tractatus?

The second OP quote (footnote about the mystical streak) refers to a meeting with Wittgenstein by Anscombe herself. For an account of Wittgenstein's relation to the Vienna circle philosophy see Stern'...
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Thick Concepts versus Normative Concepts

Welcome Sanna Lannovna. So far as I know, Anscombe does not use the term, 'thick' concept, in 'Modern Moral Philosophy : https://www.pitt.edu/~mthompso/readings/mmp.pdf. Anscombe - the basic claim ...
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Where does Bertrand Russell discuss mysticism?

From Russel's Mysticism and Logic Introduction Metaphysics has been developed, from the first, by the union and conflict of two very different human impulses, the one urging men towards mysticism, ...
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Why do some philosophers write in numbered paragraphs?

There's no single answer but the question is an interesting one and merits a reply. If a text is highly analytical, different parts of the argument can be cross-referenced more easily, forwards and ...
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Thick Concepts versus Normative Concepts

Anscombe's concern in Modern Moral Philosophy is that without a divine law theory the idea of "moral obligation" would no longer be what one might term today a "thick concept" if by that one means ...
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Where to access the archives of philosophical journal "The human world"

The Human World has been a journal published by Brynmill Press (a company still in existence) between 1970 and 1974. Besides the mentioned interesting comments on Anscombe's Contraception and Chastity ...
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How did Wittgenstein "cure" Anscombe of phenomenalism?

Wittgenstein's therapy is (in essence) a technique for 'un-asking' a question (or 'un-saying' a statement) that leads us into pointless philosophizing. The trick is to examine a problem for language ...
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Did early Wittgenstein view mathematics as "sense-less" or "non-sensical"?

At the time of the Tractatus (to which Anscombe and Weir refer), Wittgenstein was a logicist of sorts, so there was no principled difference for him between tautologies and mathematical propositions (...
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Are there examples of necessity other than logical necessity?

Well, take the claim that nothing travels faster than light. This is clearly physically necessary in the sense of being true in any possibility, where our actual laws of physics hold. But it is not ...
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Why do some philosophers write in numbered paragraphs?

For Spinoza, the numbered paragraphs followed the techniques of mathematical proof. He wanted clarity, and he wanted to duplicate the then-recent advances in astronomy. One example is The Ethics. ...
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What is the difference between a prediction and an expression of intention according to Anscombe?

You are right ... The problem is posed by Anscombe §2 discussing the "intuitively clear" difference between : "I am going to be sick" (that express a prediction) and "I am going to take a walk" (...
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What is the difficulty with the concept of pleasure that Anscombe claims Ryle addressed?

The basic point is that it is wrong in Anscombe's view to classify pleasure as a sensation. The error was first exposed, she believes, by Gilbert Ryle. So Anscombe follows a line taken by Ryle. ...
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Is unhappiness a principle of utility for any moral philosopher?

Goodness, Aristotle defines as that beyond ends. (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-ethics/) Suffering is not intrinsically bad, as it doesn't always hinder or prevent the Good, that is, ...
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Did the analytic philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe write anything specifically on pornography?

G. E. M. Anscombe's defense of Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae in "Contraception and Chastity" may be a place to look for what her arguments might be against pornography. Although she does ...
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Where did Carnap express his disagreement with Wittgenstein's Tractatus?

This is just a small supplement to Conifold’s answer, which I find excellent. Near the end of §81 (on the admissibility of of the material mode of speech) in Logical Syntax of Language, Carnap lists ...
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Are there examples of necessity other than logical necessity?

Physical necessity. Metaphysical necessity. More broadly, every kripke frame of worlds you define for your purposes of analysis has it's own notion of "necessity". Physical necessity would be what ...
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What were the main sophistical methods according to Plato?

See The Sophists : Protagoras : Plato [in Meno, 91e] says that he [Protagoras] practised as a sophist for over forty years till his death at about seventy (probably about 420 BC). In the Protagoras ...
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Seeking clarification of how an argument from Aristotle is found fallacious using Frege's quantification tools

The reasonable general principle is : For all x (if x is a Chain-means-to-ends, then there is an y such that y is a Final-end and y Terminates x). The debatable conclusion : "This final end ...
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