Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Field, Hartry
 
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Implication II 255
Material conditional/paradoxes of the material implication/Jackson/Field: best solution: (Jackson, 1979): Thesis: Contraintuitive conclusions are unacceptable here: the conclusions cannot be asserted, but nevertheless true - there is a conventional implication for that if we assert "if A then B", not only the probability is high (A > B) , but also the conditional probability P (A > B I A). - N.B./Field: the demand that P (A > B I A) should be high is equivalent to the demand of the nonfactualist that P (B I A) is high. - "surface logic": has to do with assertibility- "depth logic": says what is truth-maintaining.
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Factualism: has then to distinguish between levels of total unacceptability (i.e., on the surface) and acceptability at a deep level.
Deflationism: in the same way the deflationism can distinguish between nonfactualism and factualism without using the terms "true" or "fact". Factualism: the factualism does not accept any contraintive conclusions - nonfactualism: seems committed to it.

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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