On what it takes for there to be no fact of the matter

Jody Azzouni, Otávio Bueno

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Philosophers are very fond of making non-factualist claims - claims to the effect that there is no fact of the matter as to whether something is the case. But can these claims be coherently stated in the context of classical logic? Some care is needed here, we argue, otherwise one ends up denying a tautology or embracing a contradiction. In the end, we think there are only two strategies available to someone who wants to be a non-factualist about something, and remain within the province of classical logic. But one of these strategies is rather controversial, and the other requires substantially more work than is often supposed. Being a non-factualist is no easy business, and it may not be the most philosophically perspicuous way to go.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-769
Number of pages17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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