May 3, 2012

Chitra on Wittgenstein's meaning of Meaning and another topic

A) For a large classes of cases – though not for all – in which we employ the word “meaning” it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language. 
(Ludwig Wittgenstein)


 For a large classes of cases – though not for all – in which we employ the word “meaning” it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language.
Think About This-
other cases- different from meanings different from definition, thus the mentioned sense clarified.
etymology of 'word'- what does stand for, purpose of having words 
consider words having anything apart from straightforward meaning, reconsider words having more than one meaning- is there similarity between those concepts
Backward Approach-
Language- define, holds what??? Again purpose of words- thus limiting the meaning of meaning as far as language is concerned.
Therefore-
what could meaning otherwise imply? or how to define a concept and ascribe words for it-analyze the process. Does 'meaning ' serve anything more than convenience or contextual definitions? examples again


B) Does science need philosophy?
Who needs philosophy? What does mean by 'need philosophy'? Define philosophy, its purpose- it is because that's the way it is or it is the way it's ought to be or it helps us understand how it is. which of these can apply to science.
How does science develop? how does philosophy develop? overlaps , interdependence and interactions- which of these?
discuss instances where philosophy had had its impact on science- from anecdotes to greek mythology to Kuhn. establish these instances to have alternate explanations
Would science perish without philosophy? obviously not!!!! [or will it] 
Further suggest according to what you have to say about this question, with examples.
Avoid the customary format for this essay- DONT give your abstract before the main content of the essay  because you'll have to go for Y or N