Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Field, Hartry
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Relativization II 205
Relativity/relative/absolute/Quine/Field: Ontological relativity on a background language) - Disanalogy: Places can only be understood by relations of objects - but this does not apply to words - no "linguistic relation" which would rule out indeterminacy - real indeterminacy/Field: E.g. no fact decides which translation is the best for Newton's "mass" (net weight or relativistic mass) - E.g. a) impulse = mass times velocity and - b) mass is invariant (independent of the reference system) - the two exclude each other. - Solution: Mass partly denotates the one and partially the other.
II 208
Consistency: is here no question of empirical linguistics complete thought: timeless). - E.g. a) "it would be good" - b) "it would be good according to my standards". - analog: disquotational true: can then be a statement that is relativized to my norms - but no non-relativized evaluative statement can be disquotational true.
II 254
Relativization/Field: Problem: in a relativization to a mere subjective probability law we do not get a truth value, but only conditional probability laws. - Solution: conditional probability laws of B I A & R, where R is the totality of all truths (known or unknown) of a particular type, then conditionalities are perceivable that are believed only from a misunderstood background (not wrong!) - Field: better completely without relativation.

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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