Stephen Neale

in Facing Facts

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247158
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598081 | DOI:

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Chs. 6 and 7 set out and clean the formal tools that are needed in the remaining chapters to prove that Donald Davidson's and Richard Rorty's cases against facts and the representation of facts are unfounded, and their slingshot (collapsing) arguments for discrediting the existence of facts unsatisfactory. Clarifies what is meant by such terms as ‘extensions’, ‘extensionality’ and ‘scope’, and the next separates various inference principles. The four sections of the chapter are: Extensions and Sentence Connectives; Scope; Extensional and Non‐Extensional Connectives; and Intensional Connectives.

Keywords: collapsing arguments; Extensional Connectives; extensionality; Intensional Connectives; Non‐Extensional Connectives; scope; Sentence Connectives; sentences; slingshot arguments

Chapter.  5415 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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