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Hypatia's silence: Truth, justification, and entitlement.

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Martin Fischer, Leon Horsten, Carlo Nicolai

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-85
Issue number1
Early online date9 May 2019
Accepted/In press28 Mar 2019
E-pub ahead of print9 May 2019


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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.

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