Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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Physics / Field: Thesis: everything we need, are ordinary physical objects and an entity with geometric and electromagnetic properties.
I 76
Physics / Field: only describes the actual world - not the possibilities.
I 100
Physics / mathematical entities / truth / applicability / Field: Physics requires only the logical truth (iii *) PB (if MB, then M (B * & AXM)) (see the text) - ((s) conditional; anyway modal) - not an assertion like AM, claiming the existence of mathematical entities. - Conclusion: instead of conservatism, consequence and strong consistency we need the modal analogues of these concepts - then no mathematical entities - and no metalogical terms.


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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.

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

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-23