They should give you the facts."
Facts are dry; the truth is rich.
There are no irreducibly holistic facts.
“Typically there are huge written records, weighing in on the scientific facts, the technology facts and the economic facts,” she said.
In this section we deal with some basic modal issues related to facts.
Call the relevant psycho-physical facts here “type-facts.”
Perhaps that facts or the unity of facts are determined by non-facts (Vallicella 2000, Mulligan 2006b).
If moral facts are natural, then we needn’t see moral facts as being contrary to natural, evolutionary facts.
It allows for such chains, so long as each link itself is grounded in concrete facts that aren't grounded in such facts (Cameron 2008).
One important argument against haecceitism turns on issues about the grounding of identity facts—i.e., facts about the identity of individuals.
The view that there is an operation of negation, or conjunction, or disjunction on facts is compatible with the claim that some facts are complex.
Think of universal facts (the fact that all men have a brain), modal facts (the fact that it is possible that Socrates is a football player), and so on.
Sentimentalists agree with error theorists that sui generis, non-natural moral facts would be queer, and that mind-independent natural facts are unfit for the role of moral facts.
That is, the facts about degrees of desire can only be generated from more basic facts about pairwise preferences given a truly enormous number of basic facts about pairwise preferences.
Moral naturalism has two characteristic features: first, moral facts are considered to be natural facts; second, moral facts can causally influence the physical world as well as human experience.
It would be a mistake to focus too much on Russell’s claim that general facts are “over and above” particular facts; he clearly just means that they are numerically distinct from particular facts.
Thus, if we accept Metaphysical Naturalism and hold that moral facts are “natural”, this entails Epistemic Naturalism—that moral facts are the kinds of facts that we investigate using empirical methods.
Endurantists are not usually tempted by Humean Supervenience, since they are committed to facts about identity between objects wholly existing at different times, and these identity facts are not easily reducible to moment-by-moment facts.
In order to deal with negative propositions, Armstrong (1997) invokes a certain kind of facts which he calls ‘totality facts’, facts which can be designated by means of expressions of type ‘the fact that X are all the Fs that there are’, where ‘X’ is a rigid plural designator and ‘F’ a predicate.
In recent debates two versions have figured prominently; “Cornell realism”, which includes moral facts among the causally significant facts but resists their type-reducibility to non-moral facts (Sturgeon 1985, Boyd 1988), and “moral functionalism” which is happy to equate moral facts with straightforwardly descriptive facts (Jackson 1998).
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In recent debates two versions have figured prominently Cornell realism which includes moral facts among the causally significant facts but resists their type-reducibility to non-moral facts Sturgeon 1985 Boyd 1988 and moral functionalism which is happy to equate moral facts with straightforwardly descriptive facts Jackson 1998