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Single Idea 3329

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 1. Aims of Science]

Full Idea

As our bible, the Book of Science is presumed to contain only true sentences, but it is less clear how they are to be construed, which literally and which non-literally.

Gist of Idea

Presumably the statements of science are true, but should they be taken literally or not?

Source

Josť A. Benardete (Metaphysics: the logical approach [1989], Ch.13)

Book Reference

Benardete,Josť A.: 'Metaphysics: The Logical Approach' [OUP 1989], p.94