Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology

Paperback | March 19, 2009

EditorDavid Chalmers, David Manley, Ryan Wasserman

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Metaphysics asks questions about existence: for example, do numbers really exist? Metametaphysics asks questions about metaphysics: for example, do its questions have determinate answers? If so, are these answers deep and important, or are they merely a matter of how we use words? What is theproper methodology for their resolution? These questions have received a heightened degree of attention lately with new varieties of ontological deflationism and pluralism challenging the kind of realism that has become orthodoxy in contemporary analytic metaphysics. This volume concerns the status and ambitions of metaphysics as a discipline. It brings together many of the central figures in the debate with their most recent work on the semantics, epistemology, and methodology of metaphysics.

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Metaphysics asks questions about existence: for example, do numbers really exist? Metametaphysics asks questions about metaphysics: for example, do its questions have determinate answers? If so, are these answers deep and important, or are they merely a matter of how we use words? What is theproper methodology for their resolution? Th...

David Chalmers is Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. He works in the philosophy of mind and in related areas of philosophy and cognitive science. He is especially interested in consciousness, but is also interested in artificial intelligence and computation, in philosophical issues about meaning and possibi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:540 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:March 19, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. David Manley: Introduction: A Guided Tour of Metametaphysics2. Karen Bennett: Composition, Colocation, and Metaontology3. David Chalmers: Ontological Anti-Realism4. Matti Eklund: Carnap and Ontological Pluralism5. Kit Fine: The Question of Ontology6. Bob Hale and Crispin Wright: The Metaontology of Abstraction7. John Hawthorne: Superficialism in Ontology8. Eli Hirsch: Ontology and Alternative Languages9. Thomas Hofweber: Ambitious, Yet Modest, Metaphysics10. Kris McDaniel: Ways of Being11. Huw Price: Metaphysics after Carnap: The Ghost Who Walks?12. Jonathan Schaffer: On What Grounds What13. Theodore Sider: Ontological Realism14. Scott Soames: Ontology, Analyticity, and Meaning: The Quine-Carnap Dispute15. Amie L. Thomasson: Answerable and Unanswerable Questions16. Peter van Inwagen: Being, Existence, and Ontological Commitment17. Stephen Yablo: Must Existence-Questions Have Answers?