Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Strength of theories, philosophy: theories and systems can be compared in terms of their strength. With increasing expressiveness of a system, e.g. the possibility that statements refer to themselves, however, grows the risk of paradoxes. Strength and expressiveness do not always go hand in hand. Thus, e.g. the modal logical system S5, which is stronger than the system S4, is unable to establish a unique temporal order. Aspects of strength and weakness are inter alia the set of derivable sentences, or the size of the subject area of a theory or system. See also theories, systems, modal logic, axioms, axiom systems, expansion, mitigation, areas.

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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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, D.M. Strength of Theories   Armstrong, D.M.
Avramides, A. Strength of Theories   Avramides, A.
Cresswell, M.J. Strength of Theories   Cresswell, M.J.
Davidson, Donald Strength of Theories   Davidson, Donald
Field, Hartry Strength of Theories   Field, Hartry
Fodor, Jerry Strength of Theories   Fodor, Jerry
Fraassen, Bas Strength of Theories   Fraassen, Bas
Genz, H. Strength of Theories   Genz, H.
Grice, H.P. Strength of Theories   Grice, H.P.
Hintikka, J. Strength of Theories   Hintikka, J.
Mates, B. Strength of Theories   Mates, B.
Nozick, Robert Strength of Theories   Nozick, Robert
Quine, Willard Van Orman Strength of Theories   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Schiffer, Stephen Strength of Theories   Schiffer, Stephen
Simons, Peter Strength of Theories   Simons, Peter
Stalnaker, R. Strength of Theories   Stalnaker, R.
Stechow, A. von Strength of Theories   Stechow, A. von
Tarski, A. Strength of Theories   Tarski, A.
Thiel, Chr. Strength of Theories   Thiel, Chr.
Wright, Crispin Strength of Theories   Wright, Crispin


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-26