Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Horwich I 490
Field early: per Harman: there is a single causal relation in the world -> Correspondence Theory -> physicalism -> causal theory of reference - no non-physical connection between words and the world. - I 491 Field / M. Williams: metaphysical approach: how semantic properties fit in a physical world. LeedsVsField: Talk about truth can not be physically explained - Solution: truth must not play any explanatory role - otherwise we are back to the problems with acceptability and justification.

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.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

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

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-27