Search for dissertations about: "internal realism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words internal realism.

  1. 1. Objects and objectivity : Alternatives to mathematical realism

    Author : Ebba Gullberg; Sten Lindström; John Cantwell; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy of mathematics; mathematical realism; ontological realism; semantic realism; platonism; the semantic argument; the indispensability argument; the non-uniqueness problem; Benacerraf s dilemma; the irrelevance challenge; Field; Carnap; Balaguer; Yablo; the internal external distinction; fictionalism; Theoretical philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This dissertation is centered around a set of apparently conflicting intuitions that we may have about mathematics. On the one hand, we are inclined to believe that the theorems of mathematics are true. READ MORE

  2. 2. Naturalising Intentionality : Inquiries into Realism & Relativism

    Author : Alexander Almér; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Anti-realism; context; faultless disareement; inner perception; intentionality; internal realism; knowledge by acquaintance; metaphysical realism; naturalism; pragmatic-semantic distinction; relativism;

    Abstract : Cognitive scientists, linguists and philosophers have expressed hope that mental and linguistic content (aboutness) eventually will be explained in broadly natural scientific terms. This dissertation investigates certain problems pertaining to attempts to naturalise mental aboutness and related semantic concepts like reference and truth. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hilary Putnam on Meaning and Necessity

    Author : Anders Öberg; Sören Stenlund; Sharon Rider; Pierre Wagner; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; philosophy of language; philosophy of science; philosophy of mathematics; Hilary Putnam; W.V. Quine; Rudolf Carnap; realism; anti-realism; Theoretical Philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : In this dissertation on Hilary Putnam's philosophy, I investigate his development regarding meaning and necessity, in particular mathematical necessity. Putnam has been a leading American philosopher since the end of the 1950s, becoming famous in the 1960s within the school of analytic philosophy, associated in particular with the philosophy of science and the philosophy of language. READ MORE

  4. 4. Moderate Nominalism and Moderate Realism

    Author : Christer Svennerlind; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; analytic ontology; moderate nominalism; moderate realism; particular; universal; abstract; concrete; abstract particular; abstract universal; concrete particular; concrete universal; trope; moment; complex unity; collection; instance; unit attribute; intensional aspect; predicational aspect; continuous composite; articulated composite;

    Abstract : The subject matter of this thesis is analytic ontology. Chapters II and III deal with two versions of trope theory, or moderate nominalism; these are defined as ontologies which recognise properties and relations but no (real) universals. The key notion of both theories, trope, is characterised as an abstract particular. READ MORE

  5. 5. Knowledge processes and capabilities in project-based organizations

    Author : Sofia Pemsel; Byggproduktion; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; PBO; project; knowledge process; capabilities; end-user; real estate sector; PMO; knowledge governance; bridging boundaries; critical realism;

    Abstract : The beauty of projects lies in their ability to integrate different knowledge bases and expertise in novel ways. Projects, though, are temporary in nature and this has consequences for the organization that uses them as a business strategy to improve its efficiency. READ MORE