(urth) 5HC : Skinner, Turing (fwd)
iorweththomas at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 7 05:29:27 PST 2005
>From: "Chris" <rasputin_ at hotmail.com>
>I am not sure where Hume's fork comes into play here. The fork, as I
>understand it, isn't about determinism or randomness. It's a division of
>types of statements as either analytic (strict products of definitions and
>logical operations) or synthetic (products of empirical observation,
>statements about the world). Some people think this distinction is more
>important than others; Quine, for example, argued that there was really no
>such thing as an analytic statement in (natural) language.
Curses. My memory is as bad as ever. I'm sure I have seen it called that
somewhere. But you're probably right. It is an argument I've seen
attributed to Hume, though.
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