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The Taming of the True$
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Neil Tennant

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199251605

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.001.0001

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Avoiding Strict Finitism

Avoiding Strict Finitism

(p.143) Chapter 5 Avoiding Strict Finitism
The Taming of the True

Neil Tennant

Oxford University Press

This chapter shows how to find an acceptable reading of knowability-in-principle in order to avoid visiting upon oneself and one's opposition the overly restrictive consequence that only the practically and feasibly knowable can feature in the anti-realist's manifestation requirement on grasp meaning. It discusses the strict finitist's concern about knowability-in-principle, recognitional capacities and compositionality, and feasible verifiability. It also analyses and concept of aspectual recognition and discusses ways of finding the right dispositional conditionals.

Keywords:   knowability-in-principle, anti-realism, grasp meaning, finitism, recognitional capacity, compositionality, feasible verifiability, aspectual recognition, dispositional conditionals

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