Metametaphysics: new essays on the foundations of ontology
Clarendon Press, Mar 19, 2009 - Philosophy - 529 pages
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 the proper 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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Below is my old review of the book, right after it came out. It's a bit polemical, but I still stand behind most of it. ---------- If the number of dragons is zero and thus there is such a thing as ... Read full review
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