Collected Works: selected papers
Gustav Bergmann had a major impact on contemporary philosophy as well as the philosophy and methodology of psychology. From 1967-68 he served as president of the American Philosophical Association (Western Division) and in 1972 he was awarded the first University of Iowa's named professorship in the College of Liberal Arts University of lowa's as Carver Professor. Bergmann died in 1987. In the first of a planned three-volume collection, Bergmann emphasizes the framework of a comprehensive ontology, a complete categorical inventory of the world. The issues with which he grapples include: Are there particulars as well as universals in ordinary things likes stones and clouds? Are the properties of ordinary things universals, or as minimalists hold, particular? Does an ordinary thing persist at one and the same time, or does it comprise a series of momentary entities? Are relations monadic or polyadic? Are sameness and diversity basic, or are they derived and definable? In the second volume, Bergmann addresses themes of logic and reality. Here Bergmann goes beyond the distinction between analysis and synthesis into a study of intentional connections between mental states and the facts they purportedly intend. He combines these with two other elements: internationality and exemplification. These are brought together with logical conjunction and disjunction, which he considered as connections in reality and not just as mere symbols. Volume 1: Metaphysics of Logical Positivism: 1. Remarks on Realism. 2. Sense Data, Linguistic Conventions and Existence. 3. Russell on Particulars. 4. On Nonperceptual Intuition, 5. A Note of Ontology. 6. Bodies, Minds, and Acts. 7. Two Types of Linguistic Philosophy. 8. The Identity of Indiscernibles and the Formalist Definition of "Identity." Logical Positivism, Language, and the Reconstruction of Metaphysics. 9. Meaning and Existence. 10. Particularity and the New Nominalism, 11. Some Remarks on the Ontology of Ockham, 12. Professor Quine on Analyticity, 13. Intentionality, 14. Russel's Examination of Leibniz Examined, 15. The Revolut Against Logical Atomism, 16. Freg's Hidden Nominalism, 17. Sameness, Meaning, and Identity. Volume 2: 1. Acts, 2. Ineffability, Ontology, and Method, 3. Ontological Alternatives, 4. Inclusion, Exemplification, and Inherence in G. E. Moore, 5. Strawson's Ontology, 6. The Ontology of Edmund Husserl, 7. The Glory and Misery of Ludwig Wittgenstein, 8. Stenius on the Tractatus, 9. Synthetic A Priori, 10. Realistic Postscript, 11. Diversity, 12., Sketch of an Ontological Inventory, 13. Notes on an Ontology, 14. Notes on the Ontology of Minds.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
acquaintance analytic answer argument atomic facts atomic sentence awareness Begriffsschrift believe Bergmann calculus claim classical color commonsensical complex connection conscious constituents core course crucial depend dialectic difference distinction entities essay exist explication express false feature foil Frege fundamental G. E. Moore green Hence Husserl ical idea ideal language idealistic intention isomorphism kind latter least linguistic linguistic turn literally logical form means mental merely mind mode nexus nominalist nonmental nonrelational notion ontological assay ontological ground ontological status ontologist ordinary objects P-fact pattern perceiving perception perfect particulars Peter loves Mary phenomenal phenomenalists phenomenological philosophical phrase physical presented priori properties proposition quasicharacters question realists reason relations remember represent schema sensa sense data sentence shows simple characters spatial speak species specious present spot stand Stenius Strawson structural subsistents things third thought tion Tractatus tradition truth universals unpack vidual Wittgenstein words world's form