Religious Language

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  • Created on: 21-05-14 13:36

1. Define a 'myth' ?

  • The view that knowledge is based on experience through five senses.
  • The same word is used with a different meaning or is ambiguous.
  • A symbolic story that tries to explain a fundamental issue about the purpose of existence.
  • hose who believe a statement is true if it fits in (coheres) with other true statements. Reality is separate from language.
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2. Define equivocal ?

  • The same word is used with exactly the same meaning.
  • The same word is used with a different meaning or is ambiguous.
  • A word coined by R M Hare to mean a way of looking at the world
  • A symbolic story that tries to explain a fundamental issue about the purpose of existence.

3. Define the meaning of the Verification Principle ?

  • The view that knowledge is based on experience through five senses.
  • The theory that the senses are only meaningful if they can be verified by the senses.
  • Those who believe a statement is true if it fits in (coheres) with other true statements. Reality is separate from language.
  • Those who believe that a statement is true if it corresponds to an actual state of affairs.

4. Define the meaning of the Falsification Principle ?

  • A term used by Wittgenstein to refer to any particular context in which language is used.
  • The theory that the sentences are only meaningful is some evidence can count against them.
  • The theory that the senses are only meaningful if they can be verified by the senses.
  • The theory that we can falsify things.

5. Define realists?

  • Those who believe that a statement is true if it corresponds to an actual state of affairs.
  • The view that knowledge is based on experience through five senses.
  • Those who believe a statement is true if it fits in (coheres) with other true statements. Reality is separate from language.
  • The same word is used with exactly the same meaning.

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