Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Epistemic/ontological: ontological questions relate to the existence of entities that cause perceptions - epistemic questions reflect their recognizability. The question of a principal recognizability itself is ontological and metaphysical. See also metaphysics, ontology, existence, realism, reality, perception.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Field, Hartry
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Epistemic/ontologic II 102
Behavioral explanation/real possibility/epistemic/Stalnaker: behavior must be explained in terms of genuine (non-epistemic) possibility. - Intelligent behavior/Stalnaker: may only be explained in terms of possibilities that represent these possibilities. - Field: without "meaning".
II 105
Epistemic/Field: E.g. epistemic term of truth conditions: "is verified in the long term" - FieldVs: this is not a good definition of truth conditions. - With this, truth is defined in terms of verification.
II 286
Epistemic Theory/Vagueness/Field: Epistemic Theory: accepts facts - non-epistemic theory: can assert that it is conceptually impossible in certain cases that we can decide. - For example, if something is a borderline case of a property.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-24