Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Antirealism: (Michael Dummett) the thesis that it has to be possible to be shown through behavior that alternatives to an assumed fact could make a difference. In the case of undecidable sentences such as the number of geese on the Capitol this is not possible.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Richard Rorty
Horwich I 462
Anti-realism / Dummett / RortyVsDummett: rather refers to values - realism rather to chairs -
Rorty I 305
Theory-dependence / truth / anti-realism / PutnamVsanti-realism: if truth depends on theory: - Problem: Extension is linked to truth. - X is in the extension of F iff "x is F" is true. - Problem: cChanging Extension is senseless. - justidied assertibility can change - PutnamVs equating truth with justified assertibility -
VI 406
per distinction realism / anti-realism: Dummett, Nagel (vsGadamer, VsDavidson)
Vs distinction realism / anti-realism: Rorty, Davidson.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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