The Logical Structure of the World and Pseudoproblems in by Rudolf; Rolf A. George (trans.) Carnap

By Rudolf; Rolf A. George (trans.) Carnap

On hand for the 1st time in two decades, listed below are very important works from the Twenties by way of the best-known consultant of the Vienna Circle. within the Logical constitution of the area, Carnap adopts the location of “methodological solipsism” and indicates that it really is attainable to explain the realm from the fast facts of expertise. In his Pseudoproblems in Philosophy, he asserts that many philosophical difficulties are meaningless.

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But I will try to follow along in your line of thinking, which I take to represent traditional Christian thinking on the matter: I would say that the stickiest problems would seem to result from coming down strictly on the side of an interpretation in terms of the future. Because then, of course, a mistake on the part of Jesus is implied. And one would not expect mistakes on the part of someone who is taken to be God incarnate. CRANSTON: This turned out to be a particularly acute problem in the early church.

CRANSTON: Yes, but he did venture one last response. He said this scenario could never take place, because "protective custody" or a reasonable facsimile would have been out of the question. Jesus, he said, was so committed to Judaism that he would never have accepted protection from Rome. Jesus saw Rome as the epitome of evil. TURNER: If that is the case, there is an interesting parallelism between Jesus and Socrates. Socrates identified so thoroughly with Athens that, when he was offered a choice between death and exile from Athens, he chose death.

But the numerous clear references of Jesus to a future kingdom of God instigate doubts at the very least about how the present and future kingdom of God are to be coordinated, and at most about whether what seem to be prima facie references to a present kingdom of God should not really be reinterpreted in terms of the future. Certainly Jesus did not leave it to his disciples to choose between a present and a future kingdom of God, or, with respect to the future kingdom of God, to choose between possible future interpretations.

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