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Field, Hartry H. 1946-

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Works: 21 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 4,125 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Hartry H Field
Truth and the absence of fact by Hartry H Field( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hartry Field presents a selection of thirteen essays on a set of related topics at the foundations of philosophy; one essay is previously unpublished, and eight are accompanied by substantial new postscripts. Five of the essays are primarily about truth, meaning, and propositional attitudes, five are primarily about semantic indeterminacy and other kinds of 'factual defectiveness' in our discourse, and three are primarily about issues concerning objectivity, especially in mathematics and in epistemology."--Jacket
Saving truth from paradox by Hartry H Field( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an investigation into paradoxes of truth and related issues, with occasional forays into notions such as vagueness the nature of validity, and the Gödel incompleteness theorems. Hartry Field presents a new approach to the paradoxes and provides a systematic and detailed account of the main competing approaches
Science without numbers : a defence of nominalism by Hartry H Field( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism, mathematics, and modality by Hartry H Field( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and German and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science without numbers : a defense of nominalism by Hartry H Field( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Science Without Numbers' caused a stir when it was originally published in 1980, with its bold nominalist approach to the philosophy of mathematics and science. It has been unavailable for 20 years and is now reissued in a revised edition with a substantial new preface presenting the author's current views and responses to the issues raised in subsequent debate
Symmetry as a guide to reality by Shamik Dasgupta( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first paper defends the validity of the inference from (1) to (2). It argues that the inference plays a central role in physical reasoning, both in physics and the philosophy of physics, and it defends the inference from a potential objection. The second paper argues that this line of reasoning can be used to motivate the surprising conclusion that there are no such things as material individuals and that material reality is, fundamentally speaking, composed purely of properties. The third paper returns to the topic in which this line of reasoning was first developed, namely the nature of space. It argues, contrary to popular construal, that the line of reasoning does not depend on assumptions concerning what is and what is not metaphysically possible
Papers on epistemic rationality by Sinan Dogramaci( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis consists of three papers on the topic of epistemic rationality. The first paper concerns our beliefs in the validity of some of our most basic belief forming rules. The second paper concerns the role that intuitions may play in supporting inferred beliefs. The third paper concerns the metaphysical status of the property of being epistemically rational
Two challenges to the objectivity of logic by Joshua B Schechter( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We ordinarily believe that logical truths are objectively true. We also ordinarily believe that we know many logical truths. Assuming the objectivity of logic, our possession of this knowledge is a significant cognitive achievement. There are two important aspects to this achievement. First, we are reliable in by-and-large accepting logical truths and rejecting logical falsehoods. Second, we are epistemically responsible in accepting many of the logical claims we accept and in rejecting many of the logical claims we reject. That we are reliable and that we are responsible are facts that need to be explained. However, there is some difficulty in explaining them if, indeed, logic is objective. The purpose of this dissertation is to show how these two explanatory challenges may be met without rejecting the claim that we know objective logical truths
An argument for robust metanormative realism by David Enoch( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this essay, I defend a view I call "Robust Realism" about normativity. According to this view, there are irreducibly, perfectly objective, normative truths, that when successful in our normative inquiries we discover rather than create or construct
Possible Worlds and the Objective World by Jeffrey Russell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation addresses questions about the three-fold relationship between possibility, possible worlds, and the structure of this world
Once upon a spacetime by Bradford Skow( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four-dimensional spacetime, we are often told, 'unifies' space and time; if we believe in spacetime, then we do not believe that space and time are separately existing things. But that does not mean that there is no distinction between space and time: we still distinguish between the spatial aspects and the temporal aspects of spacetime. The second part of this dissertation, comprising chapter 4, looks at this distinction. How is it made? In virtue of what are the temporal aspects of spacetime temporal, rather than spatial? The standard view is that the temporal aspects of spacetime are temporal because they play a distinctive role in the geometry of spacetime. I argue that this view is false, and that the temporal aspects are temporal because they play a distinctive role in the geometry of spacetime and in the laws of nature
Evidence, entailment, and defeat by Matthew Kotzen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Dragging and Confirming," I address the questions of when evidence for a stronger claim H1 also constitutes evidence for a weaker claim H2. Although the answer "Always" is tempting, it is false on a natural Bayesian has to vindicate apparently justified instances of this sort of reasoning
Book symposium on Hartry Field's Truth and the absence of fact( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deflationist views of meaning and content( )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Morality and Mathematics by Justin Clarke-Doane( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation collects three papers relating problems in metaethics to problems in the philosophy of mathematics. "What is Absolute Undecidability?" seeks an understanding of absolute undecidability such that the argument from the absolute undecidability of the Continuum Hypothesis to its indeterminacy is both non-question-begging and plausible. It is argued that the best such understanding--in terms of the possibility of "cognitively flawless" disagreement--generates an argument for the indeterminacy not just of the Continuum Hypothesis, but of standard axioms as well. "The Evolutionary Debunking of Mathematics" discusses the Evolutionary Debunking Argument against moral realism and its application to mathematical realism. It is argued that the Evolutionary Debunking Argument is widely misconceived and that, contrary to the views of many, works equally against mathematical realism. Finally, "Moral Epistemology: The Mathematics Analogy" discusses similarities and differences between epistemological objections to moral realism and epistemological objections to mathematical realism. It is argued that, while there is no simple correspondence between epistemological objections in the two domains, it is hard to see how one could reject moral realism on epistemological grounds, while continuing to embrace mathematical realism--though it may be possible to do the opposite
SCIENCE WITHOUT NUMBERS (2) by Hartry H Field( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Truth and the Absence( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modality, names and descriptions by Zsofia Zvolenszky( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In "Naming with Necessity", it is argued that Kripke's thesis that proper names are rigid designators is best seen as being motivated by an individual-driven picture of modality, which has two parts. First, inherent in proper-name usage is the expectation that names refer to modally robust individuals: individuals that can sustain modal predications like 'is necessarily human'. Second, these modally robust individuals are the fundamental building blocks on the basis of which possible worlds should be conceived in a modal semantics intended to mirror the conceptual apparatus behind ordinary modal talk. The individual-driven picture is distinct from two views inspired by Kripke, direct reference theory and Millianism. The former covers only the first half of the picture, while the latter explicitly gives up on that half even, opting to remain neutral about what expectation expressions impose on the nature of their referents
 
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