This new work by David Weissman builds on his earlier Dispositional Properties and makes a signal contribution to the study of metaphysics. Here, broadening and enriching the point of view adopted in his earlier work, Weissman cites and criticizes a large number of theories proposed by authors from Plato to the most recent exploration in language theory and metaphysics.
Students of Wittgenstein will be especially interested in Mr. Weissman’s critical examination of Wittgenstein’s picture theory of properties and by Weissman’s radical departure from Wittgenstein and other recent metaphysicians in speaking of properties instead of forms, which he holds, constitute a neutral ground for existence and meaning.
|Publisher:||Southern Illinois University Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition, reissue|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
David Weissman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York.
George Kimball Plochmann is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.