Absolute Generality

Heftet / 2006 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780199276431
Publisert
2006
Utgiver
Vendor
Clarendon Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
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Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
Sider
408
Vekt
610 gr
Høyde
230 mm
Bredde
155 mm
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22 mm
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Absolute Generality

Heftet / 2006 / Engelsk
Is it possible to quantify over absolutely all there is? Or must all of our quantifiers range over a less-than-all-inclusive domain? It has commonly been thought that the question of absolute generality is intimately connected with the set-theoretic antinomies. But the topic of absolute generality has enjoyed a surge of interest in recent years. It has become increasingly apparent that its ramifications extend well beyond the foundations of set theory. Connections include semantic indeterminacy, logical consequence, higher-order languages, and metaphysics. Rayo and Uzquiano present for the first time a collection of essays on absolute generality. These newly commissioned articles - written by an impressive array of international scholars - draw the reader into the forefront of contemporary research on the subject. The volume represents a variety of approaches to the problem, with some of the contributions arguing for the possibility of all-inclusive quantification and some of them arguing against it. An introduction by the editors draws a helpful map of the philosophical terrain.
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The problem of absolute generality has attracted much attention in recent philosophy. Agustin Rayo and Gabriel Uzquiano have assembled a distinguished team of contributors to write new essays on the topic. They investigate the question of whether it is possible to attain absolute generality in thought and language and the ramifications of this question in the philosophy of logic and mathematics.
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Introduction ; 1. Relatively Unrestricted Quantification ; 2. Context and Unrestricted Quantification ; 3. Against 'Absolutely Everything'! ; 4. Something About Everything: Universal Quantification in the Universal Sense of Universal Quantification ; 5. Sets, Properties, and Unrestricted Quantification ; 6. There's a Rule for Everything ; 7. The Problem of Absolute Universality ; 8. Beyond Plurals ; 9. All Things Indefinitely Extensible ; 10. Unrestricted Unrestricted Quantification: The Cardinal Problem of Absolute Generality ; 11. Is it too much to ask, to ask for everything? ; 12. Absolute Identity and Absolute Generality
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Rayo and Uzquiano have put together a fine collection of essays on this knotty issue.... The volume starts with a brief introduction by the editors, which nicely sets the scene. As one would expect from a bunch of logicians of this calibre, the essays are insightful, thought provoking, and often technically clever. * Graham Priest, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
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ISBN13
9780199276431
Publisert
2006
Utgiver
Vendor
Clarendon Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
408
Vekt
610 gr
Høyde
230 mm
Bredde
155 mm
Tykkelse
22 mm
Se alle

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