Hypatia's silence: Truth, justification, and entitlement

Martin Fischer, Leon Horsten, Carlo Nicolai

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Hartry Field distinguished two concepts of type-free truth: scientific truth and disquotational truth. We argue that scientific type-free truth cannot do justificatory work in the foundations of mathematics. We also present an argument, based on Crispin Wright’s theory of cognitive projects and entitlement, that disquotational truth can do justificatory work in the foundations of mathematics. The price to pay for this is that the concept of disquotational truth requires non-classical logical treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Early online date9 May 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 May 2019


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