The Facts in Logical Space: A Tractarian Ontology by Jason Turner

The Facts in Logical Space: A Tractarian Ontology

byJason Turner

Hardcover | March 5, 2016

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Philosophers have long been tempted by the idea that objects and properties are abstractions from the facts. But how is this abstraction supposed to go? If the objects and properties aren't 'already' there, how do the facts give rise to them? Jason Turner develops and defends a novel answer tothis question: The facts are arranged in a quasi-geometric 'logical space', and objects and properties arise from different quasi-geometric structures in this space.

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Jason Turner received his PhD from Rutgers in 2008 before going on to work at the University of Leeds, St Louis University, and most recently the University of Arizona. He thinks mainly about metaphysics and philosophical logic but is secretly interested in everything. Much of his recent work focuses on the interaction of metaphysics w...

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Title:The Facts in Logical Space: A Tractarian OntologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:March 5, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019968281X

ISBN - 13:9780199682812

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Factalism2. Tractarian Geometry3. Grounding Stories4. Modality5. Labelling Stories6. Alternatives and Applications7. ConclusionBibliographyTheorem DependenciesSummary of AxiomsList of SymbolsIndex