Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophical Papers, Volume I

Paperback | December 2, 2005

byNathan Salmon

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Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning brings together Nathan Salmon's influential papers on topics in the metaphysics of existence, non-existence, and fiction; modality and its logic; strict identity, including personal identity; numbers and numerical quantifiers; the philosophicalsignificance of Godel's Incompleteness theorems; and semantic content and designation. Including a previously unpublished essay and a helpful new introduction to orient the reader, the volume offers rich and varied sustenance for philosophers and logicians.

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Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning brings together Nathan Salmon's influential papers on topics in the metaphysics of existence, non-existence, and fiction; modality and its logic; strict identity, including personal identity; numbers and numerical quantifiers; the philosophicalsignificance of Godel's Incompleteness theorems; and se...

Nathan Salmon is at University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.99 inPublished:December 2, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Ontology1. Existence (1987)2. Nonexistence (1998)3. Mythical Objects (2002)II. Necessity4. Modal Logic Kalish-and-Montague Style (1994)5. Impossible Worlds (1984)6. An Empire of Thin Air (1988)7. The Logic of What Might Have Been (1989)III. Identity8. The fact that x=y (1987)9. This Side of Paradox (1993)10. Identity Facts (2003)11. Personal Identity: What's the Problem? (1995)IV. Philosophy of Mathematics12. Wholes, Parts, and Numbers (1997)13. The Limits of Human Mathematics (2001)V. Theory of Meaning and Reference14. On Content (1992)15. On Designating (1997)16. A Problem in the Frege-Church Theory of Sense and Denotation (1993)17. The Very Possibility of Language (2001)18. Tense and Intension (2003)19. Pronouns as Variables (2005)