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|Logical Constants||II 114
Logical connectives/Deflationism/Field: a major advantage seems to be that it does not have to make this choice (between facts). Solution: one can easily explain in his own words what it means that "or" obeys the truth value table: It follows from the truth-functional logic, together with the logic of the disquotational truth-predicate, without mentioning of any facts about the usage. - "p" is true iff p follows with conceptual necessity by the cognitive equivalence of the right and left side. - Problem: Conceptual necessity is not sufficient to show that "or" obeys the truthValue table - we still need generalization.
Logical constants/indeterminacy/Field: E.g. a logic-beginner: nothing in his informal explanations will show whether he is an intuitionist or a representative of classical logic. - For example, the full use by people who only have one of two terms, most likely the term completely. The indeterminacy of logical constants is, however, from a non-disquotational point of view, more illuminating than from a disquotational.
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980