A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes

Pride and Prejudice and Logical Positivism

"It is a truth universally acknowledged... "

"...that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want..."

"...of an exact scientific language with a specific formal structure and signs that are governed by the rules of deductive logic."

Description: Carnap gets out of his carriage to attend a ball.

Carnap's friend: "Well Mr. Carnap, do you see any girls you like?"

Carnap: "No, because none of them can give me an exact scientific language with a specific formal structure and signs that are governed by the rules of deductive logic."

Mary Warnock: "But don't you find that even if you create such a language, it will be grossly inadequate to discuss the most important question in life?"

Carnap: "No i do not."
Warnock: "I see. Good day, sir."

Carnap: "Who is that young woman?"
Friend: "Baroness Mary Warnock"
Carnap: "I dislike her even more than the rest."
"Later...Mary Warnock comes in out of the rain to Carnap's Villa"

Carnap: "Oh, it's you again, I don't want to marry you."

Warnock: "I don't want to marry you either. "
Carnap: "Oh. Then what do you want?"

Warnock: "I just came here to tell you that your idea that moral statements are “meaningless” has immensely harmed our ability to discuss the good."

Warnock: " and we as philosophers should be working towards clarifying moral questions, and answering real concrete questions in the world, not making them impossible to answer. "

Warnock: "I think your philosophy is second rate, and bound to fail in the end. Good day."

Carnap: "Hmm, maybe i am in love with her."
Carnap: "Too bad the concept of “love” has no empirical content and is therefore meaningless."
"Why don't I want to marry you? Because you are a fuckin' nerd, Carnap, that's why."
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