Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality / Edition 1

Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality / Edition 1

by Graham Priest
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199230552

ISBN-13: 9780199230556

Pub. Date: 12/07/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Graham Priest presents a ground-breaking account of the semantics of intentional language—verbs such as "believes," "fears," "seeks," or "imagines." Towards Non-Being proceeds in terms of objects that may be either existent or non-existent, at worlds that may be either possible or impossible. The book will be of central

Overview

Graham Priest presents a ground-breaking account of the semantics of intentional language—verbs such as "believes," "fears," "seeks," or "imagines." Towards Non-Being proceeds in terms of objects that may be either existent or non-existent, at worlds that may be either possible or impossible. The book will be of central interest to anyone who is concerned with intentionality in the philosophy of mind or philosophy of language, the metaphysics of existence and identity, the philosophy of fiction, the philosophy of mathematics, or cognitive representation in AI.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199230556
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/07/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,027,265
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I. Semantics for Intentionality
1. Intentional Operators
2. Identity
3. Objects of Thought
4. Characterization and Descriptions
II. In Defence of Non-Being
5. On What There Isn't
6. Fiction
7. Mathematical Objects and Worlds
8. Multiple Denotation

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