Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophical Papers

Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophical Papers

by Nathan Salmon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199284717

ISBN-13: 9780199284719

Pub. Date: 02/02/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 Gödel's Incompleteness theorems; and semantic content and

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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 Gödel'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 Including a previously unpublished essay and a helpful new introduction to orient the reader, the volume offers rich and varied sustenance for philosophers and logicians.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:
9780199284719
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/02/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Ontology
1. Existence (1987)
2. Nonexistence (1998)
3. Mythical Objects (2002)
II. Necessity
4. Modal Logic Kalish-and-Montague Style (1994)
5. Impossible Worlds (1984)
6. An Empire of Thin Air (1988)
7. The Logic of What Might Have Been (1989)
III. Identity
8. The fact that x=y (1987)
9. This Side of Paradox (1993)
10. Identity Facts (2003)
11. Personal Identity: What's the Problem? (1995)
IV. Philosophy of Mathematics
12. Wholes, Parts, and Numbers (1997)
13. The Limits of Human Mathematics (2001)
V. Theory of Meaning and Reference
14. On Content (1992)
15. On Designating (1997)
16. A Problem in the Frege-Church Theory of Sense and Denotation (1993)
17. The Very Possibility of Language (2001)
18. Tense and Intension (2003)
19. Pronouns as Variables (2005)

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