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L. Makeeva. Dummett on Realism

Michael Dummett, one of the most important and influential British philosophers of the latter half of the 20th century, proposed a conception of realism according to which this metaphysical position concerning a given subject matter (physical bodies, abstract mathematical and theoretical entities, time and so on) is best cast as a semantic thesis about the meaning of sentences concerning that subject matter. The debate between realists and their various opponents – anti-realists – thereby becomes an issue in the philosophy of language. The paper discusses the arguments for and against this semantic conception of realism advanced in contemporary analytical philosophy.