19446 | To our consciousness it is language which looks unreal [Feuerbach] |
7698 | If to be is to be the value of a variable, we must already know the values available [Jacquette on Quine] |
13417 | If a mathematical structure is rejected from a physical theory, it retains its mathematical status [Parsons,C] |
13409 | Our best theories may commit us to mathematical abstracta, but that doesn't justify the commitment [Papineau] |
9558 | All scientific tests will verify mathematics, so it is a background, not something being tested [Sober] |
19492 | Quine is hopeless circular, deriving ontology from what is literal, and 'literal' from good ontology [Yablo] |
18499 | Our quantifications only reveal the truths we accept; the ontology and truthmakers are another matter [Heil] |
18205 | The theoretical indispensability of atoms did not at first convince scientists that they were real [Maddy] |
9559 | If a successful theory confirms mathematics, presumably a failed theory disconfirms it? [Chihara] |
9566 | No scientific explanation would collapse if mathematical objects were shown not to exist [Chihara] |
8262 | How can a theory of meaning show the ontological commitments of two paraphrases of one idea? [Lowe] |
18775 | Russell showed that descriptions may not have ontological commitment [Linsky,B] |
16259 | Naïve translation from natural to formal language can hide or multiply the ontology [Maudlin] |
16261 | If commitment rests on first-order logic, we obviously lose the ontology concerning predication [Maudlin] |
12438 | In the vernacular there is no unequivocal ontological commitment [Azzouni] |
12441 | We only get ontology from semantics if we have already smuggled it in [Azzouni] |
10637 | Ordinary speakers posit objects without concern for ontology [Linnebo] |
14490 | You can be implicitly committed to something without quantifying over it [Thomasson] |