Single Idea 18211

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 10. Ontological Commitment / a. Ontological commitment]

Full Idea

One can often reduce one's ontological commitments by expanding one's logic.

Gist of Idea

You can reduce ontological commitment by expanding the logic


Hartry Field (Science without Numbers [1980], p.ix)

Book Reference

Field,Hartry: 'Science without Number' [Blackwell 1980], p.-6

A Reaction

I don't actually understand this idea, but that's never stopped me before. Clearly, this sounds like an extremely interesting thought, and hence I should aspire to understand it. So I do aspire to understand it. First, how do you 'expand' a logic?