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Antirealism: (Michael Dummett) the thesis that it has to be possible to be shown through behavior that alternatives to an assumed fact could make a difference. In the case of undecidable sentences such as the number of geese on the Capitol this is not possible.
 
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Wright, Crispin
 
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Anti-Realism I 15
Antirealism/Dummett: understanding must manifest itself in behavior: the use of sentences. - This leads to the distinction between (perhaps unrecognized) truth and acceptability of sentences and between what it causes respectively. Evidence transcendence/(s): even if evidence is given, truth can deviate).
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I 84
Semantic anti-realism/Dummett: when the meaning of a statement is to be set by the truth conditions, then truth cannot exceed our ability to recognize it. - ((s) anti-realismVsassertibility: (s): circular when indexical).
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I 102f
Anti-realism: thesis: truth is globally understood as superassertibility.

Wri I
Cr. Wright
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-30