|Antirealism: (Michael Dummett) the thesis that it has to be possible to be shown through behavior that alternatives to an assumed fact could make a difference. In the case of undecidable sentences such as the number of geese on the Capitol this is not possible._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Crispin Wright on Anti-Realism - Dictionary of Arguments
Antirealism/Dummett: understanding must manifest itself in behavior: the use of sentences. - This leads to the distinction between (perhaps unrecognized) truth and acceptability of sentences and between what it causes respectively. Evidence transcendence/(s): even if evidence is given, truth can deviate).
Semantic anti-realism/Dummett: when the meaning of a statement is to be set by the truth conditions, then truth cannot exceed our ability to recognize it. - ((s) anti-realismVsassertibility: (s): circular when indexical).
Anti-realism: thesis: truth is globally understood as superassertibility._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Truth and Objectivity, Cambridge 1992
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001
"Language-Mastery and Sorites Paradox"
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell, Oxford 1976
Georg Henrik von Wright
Explanation and Understanding, New York 1971
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008