Some notes written about one year ago. I did revise them, but nothing is publishable.
This is mainly an (yet unsuccessful) attempt to develop what I understood as a Wittgensteinean suggestion here for how we could justify claims of the form ‘I know that p’, where p describes what is happening in the speaker’s environment, by performing certain empirical actions. Since these are my personal notes, some other thoughts are intermixed. If you have any feedback, please leave a comment bellow.
These are some notes which I wrote down in the last few months. I was thinking of writing a book, so I wrote in order to make the topic of my book a bit more clear. This is the only use of this text – to make it clear for myself what I am supposed to write about in my book. The only result of writing everything found here, which I would acknowledge, is that the title of my book should be ‘Reason, Language and Actions’. Nothing else should be taken seriously, nothing is worth mentioning etc. I did not proofread the text for grammar mistakes. If you want to take a look at it, you’re on your own.
I gave a talk on this topic at Fictionalism. The Bucharest-Budapest Workshop in Philosophy, a few days ago. My slides are here. A first draft of my paper is here. Some of the notes I have made while working can be read here (although they will not make much sense by themselves).
Le voi transcrie aici, fiindca imi e mai usor sa le adun la un loc in felul acesta. Ca de obicei, nimic din ce e aici nu mi se pare publicabil.
“Vedem uneori promisiunea ca pe un soi de legatura invizibila intre cel care promite si cel caruia i s-a promis ceva. Din punctul acesta de vedere, s-ar putea spune (in gluma) ca o promisiune e ca o casatorie mai mica. ”
Lasand asta la o parte, ce anume face cel care promite ceva?
Spunem uneori ca am iertat un caine care a spart o vaza sau ca o anumita institutie a statului ne-a iertat. Nu vreau sa sustin ca aceste feluri de a vorbi sunt neaparat gresite, dar cazurile care mi se par interesante sunt cele in care o persoana iarta o alta persoana.
Pentru aceste cazuri, s-ar putea pune intrebarea: “Ce anume trebuie sa faca o persoana pentru a ierta o alta persoana?”