Ideas from 'The Limits of Reason' by Tim Button [2013], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Limits of Realism' by Button,Tim [OUP 2013,978-0-19-967217-2]].

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3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 11. Truthmaking and Correspondence
The vagueness of truthmaker claims makes it easier to run anti-realist arguments
3. Truth / D. Coherence Truth / 1. Coherence Truth
The coherence theory says truth is coherence of thoughts, and not about objects
5. Theory of Logic / J. Model Theory in Logic / 1. Logical Models
Permutation Theorem: any theory with a decent model has lots of models
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 1. Realism
Realists believe in independent objects, correspondence, and fallibility of all theories
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 3. Anti-realism
Indeterminacy arguments say if a theory can be made true, it has multiple versions
An ideal theory can't be wholly false, because its consistency implies a true model
13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 2. Types of Scepticism
Cartesian scepticism doubts what is true; Kantian scepticism doubts that it is sayable
14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 4. Prediction
Predictions give the 'content' of theories, which can then be 'equivalent' or 'adequate'
19. Language / B. Meaning / 6. Meaning as Truth-Conditions
A sentence's truth conditions are all the situations where it would be true