Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Putnam, Hilary
 
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Intuitionism I 89
Intuitionism/Putnam: here existence is intra-theoretical. - E.g. Tarski: "electron refers" is equivalent with "There are electrons". - Intuitionistic: there is a description D such that "D is an electron" in B1 is provable - that could be true with appropriate theory, even if there were no electrons.
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II 124f
Intuitionism/PutnamVs: takes a strong aprioristic attitude towards mental entities, namely "meaning". - Also a platonist ability to capture constructive relations between them.
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II 125
Pro Intuitionism: Löwenheim-paradox does not appear because "existence of a model" means to have a proof method - object/meaning/description: objects in constructive mathematics are given by descriptions. - These must not be attached with mysterious "glue" - reference is here given by the sense and sense through a verification process, not by truth conditions - there is then no "gap" between theory and objects - ((s) Truth conditions: when they are formulated linguistically, the significance could be shifted according to the law by Löwenheim - procedure: non-linguistical).

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

Pu II
H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

Pu III
H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

Pu IV
H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990


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