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Deflating Existential ConsequenceA Case for Nominalism$
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Jody Azzouni

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159882

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195159888.001.0001

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Why Empirically Indispensable Mathematical Doctrine and (Some) Scientific Law Must Be Taken as True: Preliminary Considerations

Why Empirically Indispensable Mathematical Doctrine and (Some) Scientific Law Must Be Taken as True: Preliminary Considerations

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(p.15) 1 Why Empirically Indispensable Mathematical Doctrine and (Some) Scientific Law Must Be Taken as True: Preliminary Considerations
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Deflating Existential Consequence
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195159888.003.0002

A version of the indispensability of the truth of applied mathematical doctrine and empirical scientific law is established in this and the next chapter. This chapter begins the argument with a description of how the truth idiom, when used to make blind truth ascriptions, is indispensable to scientific practice. Tarski’s biconditionals enable the assertion of laws and applications of law schemas which cannot be explicitly stated. That the needs of science requires the univocality of a truth idiom is shown.

Keywords:   applied mathematics, blind truth ascription, empirically indispensability, law schemas, science, Tarski biconditionals, univocality of truth

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