- Détails du magazine
- Format
- Magazine
- eISSN
- 2182-2875
- Première publication
- 16 Apr 2017
- Période de publication
- 4 fois par an
- Langues
- Anglais

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#### Necessarily the Old Riddle Necessary Connections and the Problem of Induction

Pages: 1 - 26

#### Résumé

In this paper, I will discuss accounts to solve the problem of induction by introducing necessary connections. The basic idea is this: if we know that there are necessary connections between properties

#### Mots clés

- Dispositional essentialism
- laws of nature
- necessary connections
- problem of induction

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#### Three Arguments against Constitutive Norm Accounts of Assertion

Pages: 27 - 40

#### Résumé

In this article I introduce constitutive norm accounts of assertion, and then give three arguments for giving up on the constitutive norm project. First I begin with an updated version of MacFarlane’s Boogling argument. My second argument is that the ‘overriding response’ that constitutive norm theorists offer to putative counterexamples is unpersuasive and dialectically risky. Third and finally, I suggest that constitutive norm theorists, in appealing to the analogy of games, actually undermine their case that they can make sense of assertions that fail to follow their putative constitutive norm. These considerations, I suggest, together show that the constitutive norm project founders not because any single norm is not descriptively correct of our assertion practices, but rather, because giving a constitutive norm as the definition of assertion alone is insufficient.

#### Mots clés

- Assertion
- constitutive norms
- philosophy of language
- rule-breaking
- Timothy Williamson

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#### Higher-Order Skolem’s Paradoxes and the Practice of Mathematics: a Note

Pages: 41 - 49

#### Résumé

We will formulate some analogous higher-order versions of Skolem’s paradox and assess the generalizability of two solutions for Skolem’s paradox to these paradoxes: the textbook approach and that of Bays (2000). We argue that the textbook approach to handle Skolem’s paradox cannot be generalized to solve the parallel higher-order paradoxes, unless it is augmented by the claim that there is no unique language within which the practice of mathematics can be formalized. Then, we argue that Bays’ solution to the original Skolem’s paradox, unlike the textbook solution, can be generalized to solve the higher-order paradoxes without any implication about the possibility or order of a language in which mathematical practice is to be formalized.

#### Mots clés

- First-order logic
- Löwenheim number
- mathematical practice
- second-order logic
- Skolem’s paradox

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#### In Defence of Discrete Plural Logic (or How to Avoid Logical Overmedication When Dealing with Internally Singularized Pluralities)

Pages: 51 - 63

#### Résumé

In recent decades, plural logic has established itself as a well-respected member of the extensions of first-order classical logic. In the present paper, I draw attention to the fact that among the examples that are commonly given in order to motivate the need for this new logical system, there are some in which the elements of the plurality in question are internally singularized (e.g. ‘Whitehead and Russell wrote

#### Mots clés

- Classical first-order logic
- discrete plurality
- singular logic
- solid plural logic
- solid plurality