From a Logical Point of View: 9 Logico-philosophical Essays

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Harvard University Press, 1980 - Philosophy - 184 pages
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Several of these essays have been printed whole in journals; others are in varying degrees new. Two main themes run through them. One is the problem of meaning, particularly as involved in the notion of an analytic statement. The other is the notion of ontological, commitment, particularly as involved in the problem of universals.
  

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User Review  - Thomas Wright - Goodreads

I'm not sure why people keep saying the `Two Dogmas' paper is the most significant in this text. While it is required canon for analytic philosophers so, too, is `On What There Is.' Don't do yourself the disservice of not reading at least both! Read full review

Contents

On what there is
1
Two dogmas of empiricism
20
The problem of meaning in linguistics
47
Identity ostension and hypostasis
65
New foundations for mathematical logic
80
Logic and the reification of universals
102
Notes on the theory of reference
130
Reference and modality
139
Meaning and existential inference
160
Origins of the essays
169
Bibliographical references
171
Index
179
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