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Preface VII No quotations and references are to be present in the ebook. It looked as if it would the writer that they might be misplaced in a merely speculative (that is, nonhistorical) paintings. a few philosophers are pointed out, however it was once no longer inspiration important to point the place, for instance, Kant spoke approximately his postulates or Tarski mentioned the concept that of fact. The content material of the current e-book is a re-elaboration of a chain of lectures which the writer had the privilege of providing in March, 1963, at long island collage. a similar issues later shaped the topic of lectures at Fribourg, Basel, Amsterdam, and Utrecht. each one of those lectures used to be by way of dialogue. the writer needs to specific his due to the Committee of the Charles F. Deems Lectures and to all these students who made feedback throughout the discussions. J· M. BOCHENSKI, O. P. major Abbreviations "BD" for "basic dogma" (Section 19) "OR" for "object of faith" "PD" for "profane discourse" "RD" for "religious discourse" "TD" for "total discourse" "1r" for "the category of profane sentences" "p" for "the type of sentences belonging to the target religion" (Section 19) "7' p" for "the category of sentences derived from the weather of p" (Section 24) rather than "elements of 1r" the expression "7Tsentehces" is used, and equally for "p" and "r~ p. , comment on Semantic Terminology No semantic time period is deliberately utilized in this booklet as presupposing any philosophy. hence, whilst conversing approximately "meaning," it isn't intended that meanings are separated entities, and so on. an analogous is correct of the expression "proposition. " The time period "expresses" is usually used at any time when it isn't fascinating to make a contrast among which means, reference, and so forth. VIII Contents Preface Abbreviations and Semantic Terminology 1 II III v viii creation 1 1. On basic common sense 2. On utilized good judgment three. On faith four. On good judgment of faith five. good judgment of faith and theology 6. this system of common sense of faith faith and good judgment 19 7. at the background of the relatives among good judgment and faith eight. the matter of a common sense of faith nine. On that means 10. Theories of faith eleven. at the Unspeakable 12. On communicativeness in RD thirteen. On spiritual propositions 14. at the universality of good judgment 15. at the universality of semantics sixteen. On dialectics and its use in good judgment of faith The constitution of non secular Discourse fifty two 17. at the formal constitution of a discourse and its difficulties 18. at the structural difficulties of RD 19. at the common constitution of RD 20. at the axiomatization of p 2 L at the logical syntax of "God" 22. at the logical kin among 7T' and p IX x Contents 23. On rrnp 24. On -rr n -p 25. On formal common sense of T'p 26. The constitution of TD 27. On inconsistencies in RD 28. Para-religious discourse IV that means in spiritual Discourse 89 29. Semantics of RD and hermeneutics of the Scriptures 30. the issues of that means in RD 31. On that means and verification 32. On oblique verifiability of p-sentences via authority 33. On oblique verification of p-sentences through relief 34. On direct verification of p-sentences 35.