Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Facts, philosophy: facts are that which corresponds to a true statement or - according to some authors - is identical with a true statement. Problems result from possible multiple counting of objects, e.g. when it is spoken of a situation and additionally by the fact that this situation exists. Therefore, some authors consider the assumption of facts as something superfluous. See also truths of reason, factual truths, facts, truth, statements, knowledge, certainty, thought objects.

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"Facticity view"/ facts/laws of nature/Physics/ Perry / Cartwright: thesis: the laws of nature fix facts. - CartwrightVs, PerryVs. - Either the natural laws are ideal (e.g. some suppose, Schrödinger equation, Maxwell equations, etc.are ideal), then they are not historical facts - or they are taken as a description of facts: then they are wrong.


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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983


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