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Deflating Existential ConsequenceA Case for Nominalism$
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Jody Azzouni

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159882

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195159888.001.0001

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Circumventing Commitment to Truth despite Empirical Indispensability

Circumventing Commitment to Truth despite Empirical Indispensability

(p.29) 2 Circumventing Commitment to Truth despite Empirical Indispensability
Deflating Existential Consequence

Jody Azzouni (Contributor Webpage)

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Continues the argument establishing the indispensability of the application of the truth idiom to applied mathematical doctrine and empirical law. Strategies such as Field’s for circumventing the truth of indispensable mathematics and science are considered: epistemic, semantic, and instrumentalist. Although some theories have implications scientists quarantine and so indicate their noncommitment, such practices won’t support philosophical attempts to establish instrumentalist positions on the truth or falsity of statements about theoretical entities or arithmetical truths about numbers.

Keywords:   Field, indispensability, instrumentalism, numbers, quarantining implications of theories, realism, truth

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