Authors
Sharon Berry
Oakland University
Abstract
It's currently fashionable to take Putnamian model theoretic worries seriously for mathematics, but not for discussions of ordinary physical objects and the sciences. But I will argue that (under certain mild assumptions) merely securing determinate reference to physical possibility suffices to rule out nonstandard models of our talk of numbers. So anyone who accepts realist reference to physical possibility should not reject reference to the standard model of the natural numbers on Putnamian model theoretic grounds.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,488
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

How We Learn Mathematical Language.Vann McGee - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (1):35-68.
Which Undecidable Mathematical Sentences Have Determinate Truth Values.Hartry Field - 1998 - In H. G. Dales & Gianluigi Oliveri (eds.), Truth in Mathematics. Oxford University Press, Usa. pp. 291--310.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Quantum Logic and Possibility Structures.David Joseph Maccallum - 1992 - Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park
A Note on the Physical Possibility of Transfinite Computation.W. Aitken & J. A. Barrett - 2010 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 61 (4):867-874.
Entities Without Intrinsic Physical Identity.Vincent Lam - 2014 - Erkenntnis 79 (5):1157-1171.
Bijective Epistemology and Space–Time.Davide Fiscaletti & Amrit Sorli - 2015 - Foundations of Science 20 (4):387-398.
Elements of Physical Reality, Nonlocality and Stochasticity in Relativistic Dynamical Reduction Models.GianCarlo Ghirardi & Philip Pearle - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:35 - 47.
Physical Externalism and Social Externalism: Are They Really Compatible?Jeeloo Liu - 2002 - Journal of Philosophical Research 27:381-404.
Illusions of Possibilities and Real Possibilities.François-Igor Pris - 2014 - NB: Philosophical Investigations (Russian E-Journal) 5.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-10-17

Total views
28 ( #346,546 of 2,326,559 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #210,918 of 2,326,559 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes