Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Probability Distribution 257
Nonfactualism/NF/Field: must assume that acceptance of conditionals is not regulated by the normal probability law, which governs the acceptance of "fact sentences".
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Linearity Principle/Lewis/Field: P(D) = P (D I B). P(B) + P(D I ~ B). P(~ B) - is not acceptable for the nonfactualism if D is a form of A > C. - That is, the law for belief degree fails.
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Belief Degree/conditional: in conditional conditions, the classical probability laws for belief degrees do not apply. - disquotational truth/conditional: refers to the whole: "when Clinton dies Gore becomes President" is true iff Clinton dies and Gore becomes president - Non-disquotational: with simple sentences such as disquotational truth. - For conditionals: simplest solution: without truth value.

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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