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Probability and Evidence
A. J. Ayer was one of the foremost analytical philosophers of the twentieth century, and was known as a brilliant and engaging speaker. In essays based on his influential Dewey Lectures, Ayer
Truth -- Meaning -- Reality
Preface 1. What is truth? 2. Varieties of deflationism 3. A defense of minimalism 4. The value of truth 5. A minimalist critique of Tarski 6. Kripke's paradox of meaning 7. Regularities, rules,
Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism
Notes on the contributors Preface Part I. The Descartes Lectures 2008: 1. Naturalism without representationalism 2. Two expressivist programmes, two bifurcations 3. Pluralism, 'world' and the primacy
Asymmetries in time
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Naturalism without representationalism
1. The relevance of science to philosophy What is philosophical naturalism? Most fundamentally, presumably, it is the view that natural science constrains philosophy, in the following sense. The
On the Nature and Norms of Theoretical Commitment
  • P. Horwich
  • Philosophy
    Philosophy of Science
  • 1 March 1991
It is not uncommon for philosophers to maintain that one is obliged to believe nothing beyond the observable consequences of a successful scientific theory. This doctrine is variously known as
A Defense Of Minimalism
  • P. Horwich
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
    Synthese
  • 2004
L'A. defend la these minimaliste de la verite contre les critiques adressees par Davidson et Dummett. L'A. montre que le scheme d'equivalence entre les biconditionnels est fondamental d'un point de
Reflections On Meaning
Preface 1. The Space of Issues and Options 2. A Use Theory of Meaning 3. The Pseudo-Problem of Error 4. The Sharpness of Vague Terms 5. Norms of Truth and Meaning 6. Meaning Constitution and
The Nature of Meaning
In all human languages, meaning is a crucial component. Fodor (1977:7) rightly notes that “the study of meaning has a long history...” Although the world’s languages have certain universal
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