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Field, Hartry
 
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Ontological Relativity II 205
Relativization/Relative/Absolute/Quine/Field: Ontological Relativity to a background language. - Disanalogy: Locations can only be understood by relations of objects - but that does not apply to words - no "linguistic relation" that would exclude the indeterminacy. - Real indeterminacy / Field: E.g. no fact decide which translation of Newton’s "mass" is the best. (Net mass or relativistic mass) - E.g. a) pulse = mass times velocity and - b) mass invariant (independent of the reference system) - the two are mutually exclusive. - Solution: mass, denotes partly the one and partly the other. - II 208 agreement: is not a question of empirical linguistics.

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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