Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Unintended Models, philosophy: a model results from a formula in logic, if its interpretation - the insertion of values instead of the free variables - gives a true statement. For axiom systems, one speaks of the set of models that the system allows to construct. The problem of the unintended models arises when a statement obtained in the system is indeterminate in one respect, so that in turn it allows different interpretations. See also indeterminacy.

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
Field, Hartry Unintended Models   Field, Hartry
Fraassen, Bas Unintended Models   Fraassen, Bas
Putnam, Hilary Unintended Models   Putnam, Hilary
Simons, Peter Unintended Models   Simons, Peter

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24