Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Antirealism: (Michael Dummett) the thesis that it has to be possible to be shown through behavior that alternatives to an assumed fact could make a difference. In the case of undecidable sentences such as the number of geese on the Capitol this is not possible.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Horwich I 495
Anti-Realism/Boyd (BoydVsAnti-Realism/BoydVsDummett): two kinds: a) empiricist thesis that theories must be re-interpreted instrumentalistically. - b) "constructivist" thesis (Kuhn): that the world must be constructed from the theoretical tradition of the scientific community.


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Boyd I
Richard Boyd
The Philosophy of Science Cambridge 1991

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


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