Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Fiction: a counterfactual assumption or history. In philosophy, it is the question how a truth value can be attributed to fictional statements. See also idealization, as if, truth, facts, counterfactuals, theories, theoretical entities, existence, ontology.
 
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Field, Hartry
 
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Fictions III 2
QuineVsFictionalism: Intellectual Schizophrenia: to say that the things of which you speak in science do not exist simultaneously in the philosophy - solution/ Field: we need to show that the abstract entities are not required in mathematics.

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

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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