ABSTRACT

We saw in Chapter 1 how important it is, in philosophy and in general, to distinguish between statements which are open to verification and those which are not. Examples of both types of statements were given in that brief mention of the issue, but it is now necessary to take a closer look at the problems raised by the distinction. In particular, we need to delineate carefully the different types of words and statements which fall under the general category of ‘evaluative’.