Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophical Papers

Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophical Papers

by Nathan Salmon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199281769

ISBN-13: 9780199281763

Pub. Date: 01/06/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning brings together Nathan Salmon's influential papers on topics in the metaphysics of existence, non-existence, and fiction; modality and its logic; strict identity, including personal identity; numbers and numerical quantifiers; the philosophical significance of Godel's Incompleteness theorems; and semantic content and designation.…  See more details below

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"Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning brings together Nathan Salmon's influential papers on topics in the metaphysics of existence, non-existence, and fiction; modality and its logic; strict identity, including personal identity; numbers and numerical quantifiers; the philosophical significance of Godel's Incompleteness theorems; and semantic content and designation." Including a previously unpublished essay and a helpful new introduction to orient the reader, the volume offers rich and varied sustenance for philosophers and logicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199281763
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/06/2006
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IOntology
1Existence (1987)9
2Nonexistence (1998)50
3Mythical objects (2002)91
Pt. IINecessity
4Model logic Kalish-and-Montague style (1994u)111
5Impossible worlds (1984)119
6An empire of thin air (1988)122
7The logic of what might have been (1989)129
Pt. IIIIdentity
8The fact that x = y (1987)153
9The side of paradox (1993)155
10Identity facts (2002)165
11Personal identity : what's the problem? (1995u)192
Pt. IVPhilosophy of mathematics
12Wholes, parts, and numbers (1997)229
13The limits of human mathematics (2001)243
Pt. VTheory of meaning and reference
14On content (1992)269
15On designation (2005)286
16A problem in the frege-church theory of sense and denotation (1993)335
17The very possibility of language (2001)344
18Tense and intension (2003)365
19Pronouns as variables (2005)399
Bibliography of Nathan Salmon, 1979-2005407

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