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

Source

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?