Ontological Commitment

  • Jan Srzednicki
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 244)


In this chapter we should perhaps ask again what our objective, and our strategy should be. But first let us re-iterate the problem.


Factual Situation Ontological Commitment Initial Situation True Sentence Formal Constraint 
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  1. 8.
    Barry Stroud (1965) took the opposite position, and tried to build a possibility of transcendental arguments on what he called `privileged’ sentences. Not surprisingly he fails. I have argued this point in extenso (1983), and shall not repeat it here.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Srzednicki
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

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