By Hugues Leblanc (auth.), Mario Bunge (eds.)
The papers that persist with have been learn and mentioned on the first Symposium on particular Philosophy. This convention was once held at Montreal on November 4th and fifth, 1971, to rejoice the sesquicentennial of McGill collage and determine the Society for designated Philosophy. The expression 'exact philosophy' is taken to indicate mathematical phi losophy, i.e., philosophy performed with the categorical aid of mathematical good judgment and arithmetic. thus far the expression denotes an angle instead of a completely blown self-discipline: it intends to express the purpose to attempt and seasoned ceed in as designated a way as we will in formulating and discussing phi losophical difficulties and theories. the type of philosophy we want to perform and advertise is disciplined instead of wild, systematic instead of disconnected, and able to being argued over instead of oracular. We think that even metaphysics, notoriously riotous, may be subjected to the keep watch over of good judgment and arithmetic. Even the heritage of philosophy, notoriously unsystematic, can take advantage of a precise reconstruction of a few classical ideas.
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According to our definitions, all the theories Tc T4 would be weakly equivalent; and according to our thesis, they all could be used to 'say' the same things, or to convey the same information. UniverSity of Maryland NOTES • This work was supported by a grant from the General Research Board, University of Maryland. 1 See, for instance, Benacerraf (1965) and Quine (1969). 2 For details on these translations, see for instance Quine (1963), §§12-16. 3 The notion of 'correct theory' used here cannot, it seems, be understood in the sense of 'true theory', but rather something like 'theory which there are good reasons to accept'.
Method: (i) To start by analyzing real specimens of scientific theory M. ), Exact Philosophy, 51-62. All Rights Reserved Copyright © 1973 by D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht-Holland 52 MARIO BUNGE with a view to disclosing its semantic components - mainly reference, representation, meaning, and degree of factual truth. , mathematical) theories about these semantic notions and their cognates. (iii) To check whether the explicata thus obtained are adequate, or at least relevant to live science.
A translation which is supported by a correspondence in Twill be called a strict translation in T. A O'-correspondence C:~1 -+~2' such that 0' is the identity mapping, and for each UE~l' C u is the identity relation on U, is called the identity correspondence ~1 -+ 'f/2· A translation supported by an identity correspondence will be called a trivial translation. We call a O'-translation 9: Ll -+ L2 a 'copying translation' if both the 38 LARS SVENONIUS mappings (1 and lJ are one-one onto, and (1 maps the primitive sortsymbols on primitive sort-symbols.
Exact Philosophy: Problems, Tools, and Goals by Hugues Leblanc (auth.), Mario Bunge (eds.)