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  1. Saving Truth From Paradox.Hartry H. Field - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
  2. Realism, Mathematics & Modality.Hartry Field - 1989 - Blackwell.
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    Truth and the Absence of Fact.Hartry Field - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    Presenting a selection of thirteen essays on various topics at the foundations of philosophy--one previously unpublished and eight accompanied by substantial new postscripts--this book offers outstanding insight on truth, meaning, and propositional attitudes; semantic indeterminacy and other kinds of "factual defectiveness;" and issues concerning objectivity, especially in mathematics and in epistemology. It will reward the attention of any philosopher interested in language, epistemology, or mathematics.
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  4. Science Without Numbers.Hartry Field - 1980 - Princeton University Press.
    Science Without Numbers caused a stir in 1980, with its bold nominalist approach to the philosophy of mathematics and science. It has been unavailable for twenty years and is now reissued in a revised edition with a substantial new preface presenting the author's current views and responses to the issues raised in subsequent debate.
     
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  5. Tarski's Theory of Truth.Hartry Field - 1972 - Journal of Philosophy 69 (13):347.
  6. Indicative Conditionals, Restricted Quantification, and Naive Truth.Hartry Field - 2016 - Review of Symbolic Logic 9 (1):181-208.
  7. Realism, Mathematics and Modality.Hartry Field - 1988 - Philosophical Topics 16 (1):57-107.
  8. Deflationist Views of Meaning and Content.Hartry Field - 1994 - Mind 103 (411):249-285.
  9. What is the Normative Role of Logic?Hartry Field - 2009 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):251-268.
    The paper tries to spell out a connection between deductive logic and rationality, against Harman's arguments that there is no such connection, and also against the thought that any such connection would preclude rational change in logic. One might not need to connect logic to rationality if one could view logic as the science of what preserves truth by a certain kind of necessity (or by necessity plus logical form); but the paper points out a serious obstacle to any such (...)
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  10. Mental Representation.Hartry Field - 1978 - Erkenntnis 13 (July):9-61.
  11. What Is Logical Validity?Hartry Field - 2015 - In Colin R. Caret & Ole T. Hjortland (eds.), Foundations of Logical Consequence. Oxford University Press.
    What are people who disagree about logic disagreeing about? The paper argues that (in a wide range of cases) they are primarily disagreeing about how to regulate their degrees of belief. An analogy is drawn between beliefs about validity and beliefs about chance: both sorts of belief serve primarily to regulate degrees of belief about other matters, but in both cases the concepts have a kind of objectivity nonetheless.
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  12. Epistemology Without Metaphysics.Hartry Field - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 143 (2):249 - 290.
    The paper outlines a view of normativity that combines elements of relativism and expressivism, and applies it to normative concepts in epistemology. The result is a kind of epistemological anti-realism, which denies that epistemic norms can be (in any straightforward sense) correct or incorrect; it does allow some to be better than others, but takes this to be goal-relative and is skeptical of the existence of best norms. It discusses the circularity that arises from the fact that we need to (...)
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  13. Logic, Meaning, and Conceptual Role.Hartry Field - 1977 - Journal of Philosophy 74 (July):379-409.
  14. Pluralism in Logic.Hartry Field - 2009 - Review of Symbolic Logic 2 (2):342-359.
    There are quite a few theses about logic that are in one way or another pluralist: they hold (i) that there is no uniquely correct logic, and (ii) that because of this, some or all debates about logic are illusory, or need to be somehow reconceived as not straightforwardly factual. Pluralist theses differ markedly over the reasons offered for there being no uniquely correct logic. Some such theses are more interesting than others, because they more radically affect how we are (...)
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  15. No Fact of the Matter.Hartry Field - 2003 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (4):457 – 480.
    Are there questions for which 'there is no determinate fact of the matter' as to which answer is correct? Most of us think so, but there are serious difficulties in maintaining the view, and in explaining the idea of determinateness in a satisfactory manner. The paper argues that to overcome the difficulties, we need to reject the law of excluded middle; and it investigates the sense of 'rejection' that is involved. The paper also explores the logic that is required if (...)
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  16. Recent Debates About the A Priori.Hartry Field - 2005 - In Tamar Szabo Gendler & John Hawthorne (eds.), Oxford Studies in Epistemology Volume 1. Oxford University Press.
  17. Theory Change and the Indeterminacy of Reference.Hartry Field - 1973 - Journal of Philosophy 70 (14):462-481.
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    Naive Truth and Restricted Quantification: Saving Truth a Whole Lot Better.Hartry Field - 2014 - Review of Symbolic Logic 7 (1):1-45.
    Restricted quantification poses a serious and under-appreciated challenge for nonclassical approaches to both vagueness and the semantic paradoxes. It is tempting to explain as ; but in the nonclassical logics typically used in dealing with vagueness and the semantic paradoxes (even those where thend expect. If we’re going to use a nonclassical logic, we need one that handles restricted quantification better.
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    Epistemology From an Evaluativist Perspective.Hartry Field - 2018 - Philosophers' Imprint 18.
    The paper presents a kind of normative anti-realist view of epistemology, in the same ballpark as recent versions of expressivism. But the primary focus of the paper is less on this meta-epistemological view itself than on how it should affect ground-level issues in epistemology: for instance, how it should deal with certain forms of skepticism, and how it allows for fundamental revision in epistemic practices. It is hoped that these methodological consequences will seem attractive independent of the normative anti-realism. Indeed, (...)
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  20. A Revenge-Immune Solution to the Semantic Paradoxes.Hartry Field - 2003 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 32 (2):139-177.
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  21. Disarming a Paradox of Validity.Hartry Field - 2017 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 58 (1):1-19.
    Any theory of truth must find a way around Curry’s paradox, and there are well-known ways to do so. This paper concerns an apparently analogous paradox, about validity rather than truth, which JC Beall and Julien Murzi call the v-Curry. They argue that there are reasons to want a common solution to it and the standard Curry paradox, and that this rules out the solutions to the latter offered by most “naive truth theorists.” To this end they recommend a radical (...)
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    Disquotational Truth and Factually Defective Discourse.Hartry Field - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (3):405-452.
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    I—Hartry Field: What is the Normative Role of Logic?Hartry Field - 2009 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):251-268.
  24. Deflating the Conservativeness Argument.Hartry Field - 1999 - Journal of Philosophy 96 (10):533-540.
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    1. The Concept of Apriority.Hartry Field - 2000 - In Paul Boghossian & Christopher Peacocke (eds.), New Essays on the a Priori. Oxford University Press. pp. 117.
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  26. Causation in a Physical World.Hartry Field - 2003 - In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 435-460.
    1. Of what use is the concept of causation? Bertrand Russell [1912-13] argued that it is not useful: it is “a relic of a bygone age, surviving, like the monarchy, only because it is erroneously supposed to do no harm.” His argument for this was that the kind of physical theories that we have come to regard as fundamental leave no place for the notion of causation: not only does the word ‘cause’ not appear in the advanced sciences, but the (...)
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  27. Indeterminacy, Degree of Belief, and Excluded Middle.Hartry Field - 2000 - Noûs 34 (1):1–30.
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    I—W Hat is the N Ormative R Ole of L Ogic&Quest.Hartry Field - 2009 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):251-268.
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  29. Egocentric Content.Hartry Field - 2017 - Noûs 51 (3):521-546.
    The paper distinguishes two approaches to understanding the representational content of sentences and intentional states, and its role in describing people, predicting and explaining their behavior, and so forth. It sets forth the case for one of these approaches, the “egocentric” one, initially on the basis of its ability to explain the near-indefeasibility of ascriptions of content to our own terms, but more generally on the basis of its providing an attractive overall picture of the descriptive and explanatory role of (...)
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  30. Epistemological Nonfactualism and the a Prioricity of Logic.Hartry Field - 1998 - Philosophical Studies 92 (1):1-24.
  31. Attributions of Meaning and Content.Hartry Field - 2001 - In Truth and the Absence of Fact. Oxford University Press.
     
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  32. The Consistency of The Naive Theory of Properties.Hartry Field - 2004 - Philosophical Quarterly 54 (214):78-104.
    If properties are to play a useful role in semantics, it is hard to avoid assuming the naïve theory of properties: for any predicate Θ(x), there is a property such that an object o has it if and only if Θ(o). Yet this appears to lead to various paradoxes. I show that no paradoxes arise as long as the logic is weakened appropriately; the main difficulty is finding a semantics that can handle a conditional obeying reasonable laws without engendering paradox. (...)
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  33. A Note on Jeffrey Conditionalization.Hartry Field - 1978 - Philosophy of Science 45 (3):361-367.
    Bayesian decision theory can be viewed as the core of psychological theory for idealized agents. To get a complete psychological theory for such agents, you have to supplement it with input and output laws. On a Bayesian theory that employs strict conditionalization, the input laws are easy to give. On a Bayesian theory that employs Jeffrey conditionalization, there appears to be a considerable problem with giving the input laws. However, Jeffrey conditionalization can be reformulated so that the problem disappears, and (...)
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  34. Prospects for a Naive Theory of Classes.Hartry Field, Harvey Lederman & Tore Fjetland Øgaard - 2017 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 58 (4):461-506.
    The naive theory of properties states that for every condition there is a property instantiated by exactly the things which satisfy that condition. The naive theory of properties is inconsistent in classical logic, but there are many ways to obtain consistent naive theories of properties in nonclassical logics. The naive theory of classes adds to the naive theory of properties an extensionality rule or axiom, which states roughly that if two classes have exactly the same members, they are identical. In (...)
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  35. Science Without Numbers.Hartry H. Field - 1982 - Synthese 51 (2):283-291.
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    The a Prioricity of Logic.Hartry Field - 1996 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 96 (1):359 - 379.
  37. A Priority as an Evaluative Notion.Hartry Field - 2000 - In Paul A. Boghossian & Christopher Peacocke (eds.), New Essays on the a Priori. Oxford University Press.
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  38. Realism and Relativism.Hartry Field - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (10):553-567.
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  39. The Conceptual Contingency of Mathematical Objects.Hartry Field - 1993 - Mind 102 (406):285-299.
  40. Is Mathematical Knowledge Just Logical Knowledge?Hartry Field - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (4):509-552.
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    Saving the Truth Schema From Paradox.Hartry Field - 2002 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 31 (1):1-27.
    The paper shows how we can add a truth predicate to arithmetic (or formalized syntactic theory), and keep the usual truth schema Tr( ) ↔ A (understood as the conjunction of Tr( ) → A and A → Tr( )). We also keep the full intersubstitutivity of Tr(>A>)) with A in all contexts, even inside of an →. Keeping these things requires a weakening of classical logic; I suggest a logic based on the strong Kleene truth tables, but with → (...)
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  42. Platonism for Cheap? Crispin Wright on Frege's Context Principle.Hartry Field - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14:637--62.
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    Science Without Numbers.Hartry H. Field - 1983 - Noûs 17 (3):514-519.
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  44. Metalogic and Modality.Hartry Field - 1991 - Philosophical Studies 62 (1):1 - 22.
  45. Can We Dispense with Space-Time?Hartry Field - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:33-90.
    This paper is concerned with the debate between substantival and relational theories of space-time, and discusses two difficulties that beset the relationalist: a difficulty posed by field theories, and another difficulty called the problem of quantities. A main purpose of the paper is to argue that possibility can not always be used as a surrogate of ontology, and that in particular that there is no hope of using possibility to solve the problem of quantities.
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  46. Conventionalism and Instrumentalism in Semantics.Hartry H. Field - 1975 - Noûs 9 (4):375-405.
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    Book Review:Truth Paul Horwich. [REVIEW]Hartry Field - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (2):321-.
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    Are Our Logical and Mathematical Concepts Highly Indeterminate?Hartry Field - 1994 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 19 (1):391-429.
  49. Quine and the Correspondence Theory.Hartry Field - 1974 - Philosophical Review 83 (2):200-228.
    A correspondence theory of truth explains truth in terms of various correspondence relations (e.G., Reference) between words and the extralinguistic world. What are the consequences of quine's doctrine of indeterminacy for correspondence theories? in "ontological relativity" quine implicitly claims that correspondence theories are impossible; that is what the doctrine of 'relative reference' amounts to. But quine's doctrine of relative reference is incoherent. Those who think the indeterminacy thesis valid should not try to relativize reference, They should abandon the relation and (...)
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    Comments on Martin's and Welch's Comments.Hartry Field - 2011 - Review of Symbolic Logic 4 (3):360-366.
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