Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Richard Rorty
Horwich I 453
Fact / Strawson / Davidson: both authors: facts are ad hoc inventions, which can not refute skepticism. - Solution / Davidson: Tarski’s fulfillment - (word-world) - Instead of "correspondence". - instead of sentence / world. - ((s) Because only whole sentences can be true.) - radical interpretation: single words with pieces of the world - not sentences with "facts." - Fulfillment / Davidson: problem: it is not a basis for translations, but a byproduct of it. Rorty VI 198
Def fact / Brandom: something assertible. - Inferential making true - RortyVsBrandom: that is as if I would describe Moliere "soporific power" as inferential. - Then also "assertible" won’t help. RortyVsinferentialism.


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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.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-22