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Ramsey

Michael Potter

in Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199252619
eISBN:
9780191712647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252619.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Frank Ramsey was involved in preparing the English translation of the Tractatus as an undergraduate at Cambridge. He developed an account of the theory of types which avoided the difficulties ... More


Truthmakers

David M. Armstrong

in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590612
eISBN:
9780191723391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The notion of a truthmaker is introduced, and the importance of the notion for metaphysics is stressed. Russell was a pioneer. All truth is a matter of correspondence of a proposition to reality, so ... More


Parameterisation

Graham Priest

in Beyond the Limits of Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254057
eISBN:
9780191698194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the relevance of mathematician Frank Ramsey's essay The Foundations of Mathematics to the contradictions in the limits of thought. Ramsey has provided the most acute early ... More


Quantification and Finitism

Mathieu Marion

in Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199550470
eISBN:
9780191701559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550470.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter shows that Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics has much less in common with intuitionism than is usually assumed, although some strategical moves are barely distinguishable. ... More


Deflationism

Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

in Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144016
eISBN:
9781400838691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144016.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the debate over deflationism versus inflationism regarding the question “What do the different truths about different topics all have in common, to make them all truths?” ... More


Ascribing Thoughts to Nonlinguistic Creatures Toward an Ontology

Jose Luis Bermudez

in Thinking without Words

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159691
eISBN:
9780199849598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159691.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explains how a theorist might fix an ontology in a way that will allow the theorist to determine what objects a particular non-language-using creature is capable of thinking about—or, in ... More


How to Define Theoretical Terms

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume I

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195032048
eISBN:
9780199833382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195032047.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Lewis defends an account of the role of theoretical terms in scientific theories. Drawing on the work of Ramsey and Carnap, Lewis advocates the view that theoretical terms are implicitly defined by ... More


The Folly of Trying to Define Truth

Donald Davidson

in Truth, Language, and History: Philosophical Essays Volume 5

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198237570
eISBN:
9780191602610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823757X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay argues that the concept of truth as well as related subjects of philosophical inquiry such as knowledge, belief, intention, and memory cannot be reduced to more elementary concepts, since ... More


Pragmatism and the Function of Truth

Cheryl Misak

in Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198722199
eISBN:
9780191789045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722199.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

Some pragmatists, Quine and Rorty for instance, have tried to follow the classical disquotationalist and say that there is nothing more to truth than what is captured by the schema: ‘p’ is true iff ... More


Could There Be a Science of Rationality?

Donald Davidson

in Problems of Rationality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198237549
eISBN:
9780191601378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237545.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Asks whether there could be a science of rationality, and proposes as an answer — Davidson's own Unified Theory of speech and action, drawing heavily on formal decision theories for explaining ... More


Growth, Inequality, and Poverty

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There has been much debate on whether economic growth and globalization facilitate or impede progress against poverty and inequality. A long-standing, and widely held, view is that economic growth in ... More


What Does Subjective Decision Theory Tell Us?

D. H. Mellor

in Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645084
eISBN:
9780191743351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645084.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends a descriptive reading of subjective decision theory. That theory, pioneered by Ramsey in ‘Truth and Probability’, says ‘that we act in the way we think most likely to realise the ... More


Alternative Measures and Taxonomies

Aaron Z. Zimmerman

in Belief: A Pragmatic Picture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809517
eISBN:
9780191846854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809517.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Those advancing formal models of rational choice, action, and judgment tend to follow F. Ramsey (1931) in defining degrees of belief in terms of a person’s willingness to risk money, happiness, and ... More


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