<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Botros (Sophie) - The Realist/Anti-Realist Wars (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22604.htm">The Realist/Anti-Realist Wars</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Botros (Sophie).htm">Botros (Sophie)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: Part I (Truth), Chapter 1</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22604.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PapersToNotes_22604.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Contents</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Introduction  3 <li>Dummett s reconfiguration of the debate  4 <ol type="i"><li>Selective anti-realism: the importance of reduction  4 </li><li>Curbing heterogeneity  7 </li><li>Three moves towards semantic anti-realism  8 </li><li><em>Two</em> attempts to get realists off Dummett s metaphysical  hook  15 <ol type="a"><li>Wright, deflationism and superassertibility  15</li><li>Norris, projectivism and conceptually structured properties  17 </ol> </ol></li><li>The realists play their trump card  19 <ol type="i"><li>The circumvention of evidence: Present &rarr; Future  20 <ol type="a"><li>A past-tensed statement whose <em>future</em> utterance is made true by an event <em>now</em>  20</li><li>Anti-realists response: but  true means  verifiable now  21 </li><li>A standpoint outside time <em>versus</em> immurement in the present  22 </ol> </li><li>The circumvention of evidence: Past &rarr; Present  23 <ol type="a"><li>A past-tensed statement whose utterance <em>now</em> is made true by a <em>past</em> event  23 </li><li>The reinterpreted truth value link applied to the revised verification principle  24 </li><li>The collapse of  verifiable <em>now</em> into  verifiable <em>at that time</em>  24 </ol> </li><li>The circumvention of evidence: Future &rarr; Present  25 <ol type="a"><li>Anti-realists  don t assume that the verification principle must have retrospective reach!  25 </li><li>A future-tensed statement whose utterance <em>now</em> is made true by a <em>future</em> event  27 </li><li>Realists:  one cannot subscribe to a principle one says will not hold in a year s time!  27 </li><li>The threat to realism from fatalism defused  28 </li><li>Anti-realism:  but  true will not <em>mean</em> the same in a year s time  30 </li><li>Anti-realists:  we cannot <em>express</em> the meaning which we shall attach to  true in a year s time  32 </li><li>Past facts let in  by the back door  35 </ol> </ol></li><li>The realist appeal to memory  36 <ol type="i"><li>Models of memory: mental image and physical trace  36 </li><li>Memory not an atemporal yardstick  37 </li><li>Robert Southey s  The Battle of Blenheim  38 </ol> </li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:55" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:55:29</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>