Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Field, Hartry
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Inflationism II 104
Inflationism: Frege/Russell/Tractatus/Ramsey: truth conditions are central to meaning and content. - Vs: Deflationism: no truth conditions instead perhaps verification theory.
II 104
Verification conditions/Verification/Verificationism/Field: Verification conditions (perhaps via stimuli) are given without the that-sentences - i.e., without propositional content - then class of verification conditions instead of proposition. - Inflationism: would say that these are no real propositions because these must include truth conditions. InflationismVsVerificationism.
II 126
Inflationism/Field: proceeds from facts (unlike the deflationism) - in particular, facts about the use of a language. FieldVs: what kind of facts are these supposed to be? - Deflationism: homophony condition is sufficient to rule out the fact that we do not use a language with deviating reference - there are no more facts. ((s) homophony condition: "Snow is white" is true iff is snow is white).
II 114
Deflationism: can assume facts.
Inflationist relation: "S has the truth conditions p".
II 126
Questions about the truth conditions: become questions about which language the person speaks - inflationism: would consider that as a question of use - (because he assumes facts).
II 220
Inflationism/FieldVsInflationism: increases the indeterminacy.
II 230
Inflationism/Vagueness/FieldVsInflationism: Problem: needs a thing that is "neither bald nor non-bald" - Inflationism: explains example "weakly true" compositional. Supervaluation/Sorites/Inflationism: "candidate of an extension" - Definition strongly true: is a sentence with a vague predicate then iff it is true relative to each of the candidates of an extension. - Then it is a borderline case without definition-operator: "Jones is in some, but not in all extensions".

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 2017-03-29