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Realism and Objective Truth

Barry Taylor

in Models, Truth, and Realism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286690
eISBN:
9780191604065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286698.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins by examining and adapting a characterization of realism offered by Michael Devitt, settling on an initial formulation of realism about objects of kind K as the doctrine that ... More


Conclusion

Anandi Hattiangadi

in Oughts and Thoughts: Scepticism and the Normativity of Meaning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219025
eISBN:
9780191711879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219025.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This concluding chapter synthesizes the arguments presented in the preceding chapters. It is argued that although we may not yet have an adequate theory of representation, we have no reason to ... More


Introduction

Anandi Hattiangadi

in Oughts and Thoughts: Scepticism and the Normativity of Meaning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219025
eISBN:
9780191711879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219025.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to defend semantic realism against Kripke's sceptical attack. According to the semantic realist, to understand ... More


Norms and Normativity

Anandi Hattiangadi

in Oughts and Thoughts: Scepticism and the Normativity of Meaning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219025
eISBN:
9780191711879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219025.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter lays out the meta-ethical arguments and assumptions Kripke would need to make in order to remove the gaps in the sceptical argument as he presents it. It considers a more detailed ... More


Three Forms of Realism

Paul Horwich

in From a Deflationary Point of View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199251261
eISBN:
9780191602252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251266.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay explores three doctrines on realism: epistemological realism, semantic realism, and metaphysical realism. It analyses various theses traditionally used to formulate realism, and their ... More


Interpretation and Semantics

Roger A. Shiner

in Norm and Nature: The Movements of Legal Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257196
eISBN:
9780191681721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257196.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Sophisticated positivism replaced a realist account of the semantics for propositions of law with an anti-realist account, and also took what has been called the interpretative turn. It made these ... More


Finding the right logic

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter aims to justify logic as a body of analytic truths and inferential principles. The difference with this choice of logic from the standpoint of semantic anti-realism is that it insists ... More


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