Ideas from 'Truth and the Past' by Michael Dummett [2001], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Truth and the Past (Dewey Lectures)' by Dummett,Michael [Columbia 2004,0-231-13177-1]].

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5. Theory of Logic / D. Assumptions for Logic / 1. Bivalence
Undecidable statements result from quantifying over infinites, subjunctive conditionals, and the past tense
5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 6. Paradoxes in Language / b. The Heap paradox ('Sorites')
Surely there is no exact single grain that brings a heap into existence
6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 10. Constructivism / b. Intuitionism
Intuitionists rely on the proof of mathematical statements, not their truth
7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 1. Nature of Change
A 'Cambridge Change' is like saying 'the landscape changes as you travel east'
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 3. Anti-realism
I no longer think what a statement about the past says is just what can justify it
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 2. Phenomenalism
The existence of a universe without sentience or intelligence is an unintelligible fantasy
19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 5. Meaning as Verification
Verification is not an individual but a collective activity
19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 6. Truth-Conditions Semantics
Truth-condition theorists must argue use can only be described by appeal to conditions of truth
The truth-conditions theory must get agreement on a conception of truth
27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 2. Time / f. Presentism
The present cannot exist alone as a mere boundary; past and future truths are rendered meaningless
27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 2. Time / g. Eternalism
Maybe past (which affects us) and future (which we can affect) are both real