9780199284719

Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning Philosophical Papers

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    9780199284719

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    0199284717

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-02
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press

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Summary

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 Including a previously unpublished essay and a helpful new introduction to orient the reader, the volume offers rich and varied sustenance for philosophers and logicians.

Author Biography

Nathan Salmon is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments vii
Introduction to Volume I 1(8)
PART I. ONTOLOGY
1 Existence (1987)
9(41)
2 Nonexistence (1998)
50(41)
3 Mythical Objects (2002)
91(20)
PART II. NECESSITY
4 Modal Logic Kalish-and-Montague Style (1994u)
111(8)
5 Impossible Worlds (1984)
119(3)
6 An Empire of Thin Air (1988)
122(7)
7 The Logic of What Might Have Been (1989)
129(24)
PART III. IDENTITY
8 The Fact that x = y (1987)
153(2)
9 This Side of Paradox (1993)
155(10)
10 Identity Facts (2002)
165(27)
11 Personal Identity: What's the Problem? (1995u)
192(37)
PART IV. PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS
12 Wholes, Parts, and Numbers (1997)
229(14)
13 The Limits of Human Mathematics (2001)
243(26)
PART V. THEORY OF MEANING AND REFERENCE
14 On Content (1992)
269(17)
15 On Designating (2005)
286(49)
16 A Problem in the FregeŚChurch Theory of Sense and Denotation (1993)
335(9)
17 The Very Possibility of Language (2001)
344(21)
18 Tense and Intension (2003)
365(34)
19 Pronouns as Variables (2005)
399(8)
Bibliography of Nathan Salmon, 1979-2005 407(4)
Index 411

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