For him, the pragmatic reasons for accepting a given linguistic framework are that it has explanatory power, unifies the explanation of disparate kinds of data and phenomena, expresses claims more efficiently, etc.
A statement is empirically determinable when it is confirmable or disconfirmable in the light of the perceived evidence.
By contrast, instances, or members, of such an abstract thing might exist in many different places and times.
But if, on the contrary, its proof can be derived exclusively from general laws, which themselves neither need not admit of proof, then the truth is a priori.
The case of mixed frameworks poses some difficulties for the view.
Breaking away from directly-experienced reality was a common trend in 19th-century sciences especially , and this was the effort which fundamentally determined the way economics tried and still tries to approach the economic aspects of social life.
Dedekind, Essays on the Theory of Numbers, Wooster Woodruff Beman trans.
Each instance of this schema asserts the existence of an abstract object of a certain sort.
The former suggests more for reasons of technical convenience than for reasons of philosophical principle that we settle such identities by requiring that identical abstracts correspond to identical equivalence classes.
See the entries on and.
Description: But it is not clear that they satisfy the proposed criterion.