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Nonfactualism: Nonfactualism is an expression for the assumption that there are no facts with regard to certain decision-making processes. For example, there is no fact that causes the sum of two and two to be four. Nonfactualism is interpreted very differently by different authors. Therefore, the expression is sometimes used polemically. See also truth makers, decidability, facts, truth, deflationism.

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Nonfactualism/Not a fact/(s): no (significant) fact exists, e.g. with questions that are in principle undetermined - or whose response depends on the further illustration of the problem -> inscrutability of reference. - (> Quine).
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Nonfactualism/(s): if something is fundamentally indeterminate, there is no fact to explore. - Quine: e.g. if meaning is a property of the behavior, the inscrutability of reference cannot be in the inscrutability of a fact - because there is nothing to investigate - but it probably makes a difference whether one refers to rabbits or parts - or e.g. to formulas or Gödel numbers - because then there would be no difference between them - the reference would lose its meaning - but the difference is tangible neither through behavior nor through ostension. -> Uncertainty - formulas: have different properties than numbers.

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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.

Q I
W.V.O. Quine
Wort und Gegenstand Stuttgart 1980

Q II
W.V.O. Quine
Theorien und Dinge Frankfurt 1985

Q III
W.V.O. Quine
Grundzüge der Logik Frankfurt 1978

Q IX
W.V.O. Quine
Mengenlehre und ihre Logik Wiesbaden 1967

Q V
W.V.O. Quine
Die Wurzeln der Referenz Frankfurt 1989

Q VI
W.V.O. Quine
Unterwegs zur Wahrheit Paderborn 1995

Q VII
W.V.O. Quine
From a logical point of view Cambridge, Mass. 1953

Q VIII
W.V.O. Quine
Bezeichnung und Referenz
In
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982

Q X
W.V.O. Quine
Philosophie der Logik Bamberg 2005

Q XII
W.V.O. Quine
Ontologische Relativität Frankfurt 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24