Dialectica 73 (3):367-394 (2019)

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Joongol Kim
Sogang University
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It would seem that some statements like ‘There are exactly four moons of Jupiter’ and ‘The number of moons of Jupiter is four’ have the same truth-conditions and yet differ in ontological commitment. One strategy to resolve this paradoxical phenomenon is to insist that the statements have not only the same truth-conditions but also the same ontological commitments; the other strategy is to reject the presumption that they have the same truth-conditions. This paper critically examines some popular versions of these two strategies, and defends a new solution according to which the statements have the same ontological commitments and yet differ in truth-conditions.
Keywords Truth-conditional equivalence  strict equivalence  the Commitment Puzzle  Frege's Other Puzzle  Fregean equivalents
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DOI 10.1111/1746-8361.12274
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