By David Wiggins

ISBN-10: 0198237197

ISBN-13: 9780198237198

Needs, Values, Truth brings jointly of a few of an important and influential writings by way of a number one modern thinker, drawn from twenty-five years of his paintings within the extensive region of the philosophy of price. the writer levels among difficulties of ethics, meta-ethics, philosophy of brain, and philosophy of common sense and language, taking a look at questions when it comes to that means, fact and objectivity in decisions of price. For this 3rd version he has further a brand new essay on incommensurability, as well as making minor revisions to the prevailing textual content. the amount will stand as a definitive summation of his paintings during this sector.

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For t h e y w o u l d n e i t h e r g i v e u s k n o w l e d g e that is c o n t i n g e n t (as is o u r knowledge of our o w n current mental states), nor knowledge that r e l a t e s to a n y a s p e c t of reality o u t s i d e o u r m i n d s . T o a d o p t t h i s r e d u c t i o n i s t strategy is t o try to s h o w that t h e s u b j e c t - m a t t e r of logic a n d m a t h e m a t i c s c a n b e i n t e r p r e t e d a d e q u a t e l y w i t h o u t r e f e r e n c e to abstract e n t i t i e s .

It is v e r y h a r d i n d e e d to i n d u c e o n e s e l f to b e l i e v e that '2 + 2 = 4 ' m i g h t in fact b e f a l s e . A s a result, the p o s i t i o n c o n t a i n s a crucial dialectical w e a k n e s s . T h i s is b e c a u s e o u r p r e - t h e o r e t i c a l belief in t h e t r u t h s of m a t h e m a t i c s is m u c h m o r e firmly g r o u n d e d t h a n a n y m e r e l y philosophical a r g u m e n t for t h e p l a t o n i s t i n t e r p r e t a t i o n of the s u b j e c t - m a t t e r of t h o s e t r u t h s , s u c h as w a s s k e t c h e d in t h e p r e v i o u s s e c t i o n .

Nevertheless, m a n y of those w h o p u r s u e d t h e logicist p r o g r a m m e in m a t h e m a t i c s a r o u n d t h e t u r n of this c e n t u r y w e r e a t t e m p t i n g to s h o w h o w t h e t r u t h s of a r i t h m e t i c c o u l d b e r e d u c e d to t h o s e of logic (with t h e s e in their t u r n b e i n g s h o w n to b e a n a l y t i c ) . If t h i s p r o g r a m m e c o u l d b e carried t h r o u g h , a n d if it c o u l d b e s h o w n t h a t a n a l y t i c t r u t h s are not about anything outside the h u m a n mind, then the mindd e p e n d e n c e of n u m b e r s , t o o , w o u l d h a v e b e e n e s t a b l i s h e d .

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