Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Understanding: the ability to give reasons for a distinction or to justify a selection of options. See also actions, meaning, knowledge.
 
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Field, Hartry
 
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Understanding I 51
Understanding/definition/Field / (s): We also understand undefined terms or operators. - E.g. negation operator - E.g. existential quantifier - Field: these are not definable.
I 245
Conjunction/understanding/paradoxes / Field: conjunction of sentences: only makes sense if the sentences are understood before - i.e. that the conjunction itself (and constructed from their records) are not allowed as a conjunct. - . > Semantic paradoxes - ((s) > "Everything he said is true".). - Solution: hierarchy of predicates.

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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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-29