Facing Facts

Facing Facts

by Stephen Neale

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Overview

Facing Facts by Stephen Neale

Stephen Neale presents a powerful, original examination of a cornerstone of modern philosophy: the idea that our thoughts and utterances are representations of reality, that accurate or true representations are those that correspond to the facts. Facing Facts will be crucial to future work in metaphysics, logic, and the philosophy of mind and language, and will have profound implications far beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199247158
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/07/2002
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen Neale is Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The End of Representation
2. Davidson: Truth, Correspondence, Representation
3. Frege: Composition, Reference, Truth
4. Russell: Facts, Abbreviations, Descriptions
5. Gödel: Facts and Descriptions
6. Extensionality
7. Principles of Inference
8. Connective Proofs and Logical Equivalence
9. Connective Proofs and Gödelian Equivalence
10. Descriptions and Equivalence
11. Facts Revisited
Glossary
References, Index

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