Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth

Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth

by Colin McGinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199262632

ISBN-13: 9780199262632

Pub. Date: 06/05/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are vital concepts at the center of philosophy. Yet Colin McGinn believes that orthodox views of these topics are misguided in important ways. Philosophers and logicians have often distorted the nature of these concepts in an attempt to define them according to preconceived ideas. Logical Properties aims to

Overview

Identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are vital concepts at the center of philosophy. Yet Colin McGinn believes that orthodox views of these topics are misguided in important ways. Philosophers and logicians have often distorted the nature of these concepts in an attempt to define them according to preconceived ideas. Logical Properties aims to respect the ordinary ways we talk and think when we employ these concepts, while at the same time showing that they are far more interesting and peculiar than some have assumed; these notions correspond to real properties—logical properties—that challenge naturalistic metaphysical views. Written with a minimum of formal terminology, this book deals with logico-linguistic issues as well as ontological ones. The focus is on trying to get to the essence of the concept concerned, not merely finding some established notation for providing formal interpretations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199262632
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/05/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Identity
2. Existence
3. Predication
4. Necessity
5. Truth
Bibliography
Index

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