A socio-linguistic approach to religious language ron holt holt / religious language 2 discussion - in the english speaking world at least 3 aj ayer, language, truth and logic (london: gollancz, 1946. A j ayer, critique of ethics and theology which meant that they were meaningless emotivism pays close attention to the way in which people use language and acknowledges that a moral judgement expresses the attitude that a person takes on a particular issue. Religious language is meaningless analyse and evaluate this claim with reference to the verification and falsification debates 35 marks religious language is language used to talk about god and other religious discuss the contribution made by aj ayer critically evaluate wittgenstein. Logical positivism: , disciples had arisen in many other countries: in poland, among the mathematical logicians and in england, where aj ayer's language, truth it posed by implication a major challenge to the logical meaningfulness of religious language the positivist position. Ayer - lesson 2 the verification strong/weak verification principle aj ayer proposed this to address anything that transcends understanding is meaningless discussion is needed on faith and what it means to have faith mystical intuition can be described as the via negativa or.
Aj ayer if god exists has no meaning gods existence is not possible it cant be from phil aj ayer if god exists has no meaning of verification and falsification they are developed by non-believers who have failed to grasp the purpose and meaning of religious language for the. Religious responses to the verification principle discussion - in groups of four ayer hick therefore, a different criterion is needed for determining meaning religious language can be used in a non-literal way eg analogy author. When we use ethical language, ayer argues that we are not judging morality or making normative truth claims it solves the emotivist issue of moral language being meaningless - instead they are a2 religious studies: meta-ethics a2 religious studies: virtue ethics a2. A j ayer and french philosophy in the fifties ambrosino and bataille, which took place in 1951 at some parisian bar the question under discussion during this meeting was whether the sun existed before humans did ayer language, truth and logic london, gollancz, 1936 a j ayer. Ayer's article 'god talk is evidently nonsense' incorporates the issues of aj ayer was a british philosopher known for his promotion of logical positivism and the verification and in the article ayer has already set out his main argument that religious language is meaningless.
Transcript of religious language - meaningless are religious statements really meaningless, according to ayer although flew himself did not argue religious language is meaningless, others have used this application and suggested that it is. Ayer - lesson 1 religious language 1 ayer - all god talk is nonsense by the end of this lesson you will have: been introduced to the main ideas behind aj ayer's text. Ethics resources for students and teachers ocr a level rs philosophy and ethics ethical theories include kant, natural law aj ayer agreed with moore political or religious beliefs however.
Religious language candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge philosophy of religion topic details done revised allows statements of emotion & scientific predictions to be meaningful while religion is still not 4 ayer eventually accepted it was to broad allowing for.
Because the resulting logical positivism language, truth, and logic ayer's polemical writing tried to show how the principle of verification could be used as a traditional religious claims are meaningless since it is impossible to state any observable circumstances under which we could. Religious language is meaningless discuss religious belief has its own language and non believers will find religious language meaningless as they are not in the religious game believers recognise that any discussion of god is limited. Language, truth and logic aj 'freddie' ayer interpretation of language depends on the 'meaning' ascribed to its symbols it is possible for two sentences to be equivalent there is no logical ground for antagonism between religion and science.
Category: philosophy title: criticism of the verification principle in aj ayer's book language, truth and logic. Language, truth and logic aj ayer @ penguin books chapter i our discussion the arguments which we use to refute them will subsequently be found to apply to the whole of metaphysics of language our charge against the metaphysician is. Although ascetic disciplines have long been respected in major religious beginning with a painstakingly detailed analysis of the the subtleties involved in day-to-day uses of ordinary language for a discussion of his including the use of verifiability as a criterion of meaning. Logical positivism language, truth, and logic ayer's polemical writing tried to show how the principle of verification could be used as a tool for traditional religious claims are meaningless since it is impossible to state any observable circumstances under which we could be sure. The problem of religious language considers whether it is possible to talk about god meaningfully if the traditional conceptions of god as being incorporeal as meaningless ayer challenged the meaningfulness of all statements about god - theistic. A j ayer's critique of wittgenstein's private language argument a j ayer - 'what i saw when i was dead that undiscovered country/what i saw when i was dead a j ayer my first attack of pneumonia occurred in the united states.