The Logical Basis of Metaphysics, by Michael Dummett. London: Duck- worth, Pp. + xi.? As the title suggests, this book is an elaboration of. Such a conception, says Dummett, will form “a base camp for an assault on the metaphysical peaks: I have no greater ambition in this book than to set up a base . Thesis Title: Michael Dummett’s Logical Basis of Metaphysics. PhD in Philosophy . June Rory A.A. Hinton. Department of Philosophy. University of Toronto.
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In order to determine the correct shape for a meaning-theory, we must attain a clear conception of what a meaning-theory can be expected to do. He believes that the successful completion of this difficult assignment will lead to a resolution of problems before which philosophy has been stalled, in some instances for centuries.
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History of Western Philosophy. Semantic Anti-Realism in Metaphysics. I attempt to defend Dummett against both criticisms. Dominic Hyde – – History and Philosophy of Logic 22 4: While Dummett connects truth with our capacity to know, Moore challenges Dummett to say more about this capacity. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. I have no greater ambition in this book than to set up a base Rejection of realism amounts to adoption of a variant semantics, and often of a variant logic, for the statements in a certain sector of our language.
These problems turn on the correctness or incorrectness of a realistic view of one or another realm—the physical world, the mind, the past, mathematical reality, and so forth. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In order to determine the correct shape for a meaning-theory, we must attain a clear conception of what a meaning-theory can be expected to do.
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The Logical Basis of Metaphysics
Added to PP index Total downloads 46, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 7 76, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Dummett does not assume the correctness of any one logical logiczl but shows how the choice between different logics arises at the level of the theory of meaning and depends upon the choice of one or another general form of meaning-theory.
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Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Join Our Mailing List: Realism and the Theory of Meaning. Dummett regards the construction of a satisfactory theory of meaning as the most pressing task of contemporary analytical philosophy.
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Michael Dummett’s new book is the greatly expanded and recently revised version of his distinguished William James Lectures, delivered in I have no greater ambition in this book than to set up a base camp.
Semantics and the Objects of Assertion. Mefaphysics regards the construction of a satisfactory theory of meaning as the most pressing task of contemporary analytical philosophy.
Sign in to use this feature. The metaphysical issue that most exercises Dummett is the adjudication between a realist and an antirealist conception of reality, and he believes that it is by careful attention to theories of meaning that we can come to see difficulties for a realist metaphysics.