Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Field, Hartry
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Measurements II 69
Measuring / analogy / intentionality / belief / Brentano / Field: the idea is that the explanation is based not on relations like "x has mass in kg r" between physical objects and non-physical numbers, but in some "intrinsic relations" between physical objects themselves. e.g. "The mass of x is the sum of the masses of y and z". - Then Brentano’s problem has been solved - but we have to make strong assumptions about the internal structure of mind states. - Differently: Dennett: Here numbers can not be attributed to physical objects but to monadic properties - the property to have a certain mass.

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 2017-04-30