Michael Dummett

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"Weiss's book is an important contribution. It presents a compelling picture of Dummett's philosophical character and outlook, as well as of the detailed development of his work, and should thereby help readers to appreciate both the integration and the force of Dummett's thought. On topics such as the significance of normalization proofs and problems in formulating anti-realism about the past, it has significant innovations of its own to offer."--Peter Sullivan, University of ...

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Overview

"Weiss's book is an important contribution. It presents a compelling picture of Dummett's philosophical character and outlook, as well as of the detailed development of his work, and should thereby help readers to appreciate both the integration and the force of Dummett's thought. On topics such as the significance of normalization proofs and problems in formulating anti-realism about the past, it has significant innovations of its own to offer."--Peter Sullivan, University of Stirling

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2003

"This is a superb book that clarifies the difficult thought of one of the towering figures of recent philosophy."--Choice

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This is a superb book that clarifies the difficult thought of one of the towering figures of recent philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691113302
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 9/23/2002
  • Series: Philosophy Now Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 What is a theory of meaning? 9
2 Knowledge of the meaning-theory 25
3 The characterization of realism 49
4 The challenge for realism 69
5 What is anti-realism? 95
6 The revisionary implications of anti-realism 125
7 Two case studies: the past and mathematics 143
Conclusion 167
App. 1: Mood, force and convention 171
App. 2: Truth-conditional accounts of meaning 175
App.3: Decidability 177
Notes 179
Bibliography 191
Index 195
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