The Nature of All Being

A Study of Wittgenstein's Modal Atomism

Author: Raymond Bradley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195361247

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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In this comprehensive study of Wittgenstein's modal theorizing, Bradley offers a radical reinterpretation of Wittgenstein's early thought and presents both an interpretive and a philosophical thesis. A unique feature of Bradley's analysis is his reliance on Wittgenstein's Notebooks, which he believes offer indispensable guidance to the interpretation of difficult passages in the Tractatus. Bradley then goes on to argue that Wittgenstein's account of modality--and the related notion of possible worlds--is in fact superior to any of the currently popular theories in this area. In this context, he examines and critiques the work of such figures as Adams, Carnap, Hintikka, Lewis, Rescher, and Stalnaker.
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Science and Sanity

An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics

Author: Alfred Korzybski

Publisher: Institute of GS

ISBN: 9780937298015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 806

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God and Abstract Objects

The Coherence of Theism: Aseity

Author: William Lane Craig

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319553844

Category: Philosophy

Page: 540

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This book is an exploration and defense of the coherence of classical theism’s doctrine of divine aseity in the face of the challenge posed by Platonism with respect to abstract objects. A synoptic work in analytic philosophy of religion, the book engages discussions in philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and metaontology. It addresses absolute creationism, non-Platonic realism, fictionalism, neutralism, and alternative logics and semantics, among other topics. The book offers a helpful taxonomy of the wide range of options available to the classical theist for dealing with the challenge of Platonism. It probes in detail the diverse views on the reality of abstract objects and their compatibility with classical theism. It contains a most thorough discussion, rooted in careful exegesis, of the biblical and patristic basis of the doctrine of divine aseity. Finally, it challenges the influential Quinean metaontological theses concerning the way in which we make ontological commitments.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1963: July-December

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1272

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Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)
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Introduction to Formal Philosophy

Author: Sven Ove Hansson,Vincent F. Hendricks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319774344

Category: Philosophy

Page: 733

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This Undergraduate Textbook introduces key methods and examines the major areas of philosophy in which formal methods play pivotal roles. Coverage begins with a thorough introduction to formalization and to the advantages and pitfalls of formal methods in philosophy. The ensuing chapters show how to use formal methods in a wide range of areas. Throughout, the contributors clarify the relationships and interdependencies between formal and informal notions and constructions. Their main focus is to show how formal treatments of philosophical problems may help us understand them better. Formal methods can be used to solve problems but also to express new philosophical problems that would never have seen the light of day without the expressive power of the formal apparatus. ​Formal philosophy merges work in different areas of philosophy as well as logic, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, physics, psychology, biology, economics, political theory, and sociology. This title offers an accessible introduction to this new interdisciplinary research area to a wide academic audience.
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Accessions List

A Classified Catalogue

Author: University of London. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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