Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Ontological Commitment: A theory is bound to the acceptance of objects if it were wrong without the existence of these objects. It may be, however, that parts of the theory do not have to contain the object, then the ontological commitment for the whole theory is omitted. (See H. Lauener Quine, 1982, p. 130).

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Davidson, Donald Ontological Commitment   Davidson, Donald
Field, Hartry Ontological Commitment   Field, Hartry
Fraassen, Bas Ontological Commitment   Fraassen, Bas
Kripke, Saul Aaron Ontological Commitment   Kripke, Saul Aaron
Prior, Arthur Ontological Commitment   Prior, Arthur
Quine, Willard Van Orman Ontological Commitment   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Schiffer, Stephen Ontological Commitment   Schiffer, Stephen

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-20