The article discusses how the Rudolf Carnap’s distinction between internal and external questions can be extended and applied to social theory. In accordance with Carnap, I maintain that a question is internal to a framework if the question is solved in the given framework. On the contrary, a question is external to a framework, if question discusses the given framework. So, through an analysis centralised on the framework ‘The Constitution of Italian Republic’ and on the theme of ‘justice’, I discuss the importance and the consequences of this distinction for social theory.

Epistemologia e teoria sociale. Questioni interne ed esterne

TAMBASSI, Timothy
2011

Abstract

The article discusses how the Rudolf Carnap’s distinction between internal and external questions can be extended and applied to social theory. In accordance with Carnap, I maintain that a question is internal to a framework if the question is solved in the given framework. On the contrary, a question is external to a framework, if question discusses the given framework. So, through an analysis centralised on the framework ‘The Constitution of Italian Republic’ and on the theme of ‘justice’, I discuss the importance and the consequences of this distinction for social theory.
giustizia; teoria sociale; carnap
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