By Nicholas Griffin, Dale Jacquette

A century after ‘On Denoting’ used to be released, the talk it initiated maintains to rage. at the one hand, there's a mass of recent historic scholarship, approximately either Russell and Meinong, which has now not circulated very a ways past expert students. nevertheless, there are carrying on with difficulties and controversies bearing on modern Russellian and Meinongian theories, a lot of them concerning concerns that easily didn't ensue to the unique protagonists.  This work provides an outline of the newest ancient scholarship at the philosophers in addition to specified debts of a few of the issues dealing with the present incarnations in their theories.

Show description

Read or Download Russell vs. Meinong: The Legacy of 'On Denoting' PDF

Similar logic & language books

Platonism and anti-Platonism in mathematics

During this hugely soaking up paintings, Balaguer demonstrates that no reliable arguments exist both for or opposed to mathematical platonism-for instance, the view that summary mathematical gadgets do exist and that mathematical theories are descriptions of such items. Balaguer does this via setting up that either platonism and anti-platonism are justifiable perspectives.

Language and Reality: Introduction to the Philosophy of Language

What's language? How does it relate to the realm? How does it relate to the brain? may still our view of language impression our view of the area? those are one of the primary concerns coated during this lively and strangely transparent advent to the philosophy of language. Making no pretense of neutrality, Michael Devitt and Kim Sterelny take a distinct theoretical stance.

Argumentation Machines: New Frontiers in Argument and Computation

Within the past due Nineteen Nineties, AI witnessed an expanding use of the time period 'argumentation' inside its bounds: in typical language processing, in person interface layout, in common sense programming and nonmonotonic reasoning, in Al's interface with the felony neighborhood, and within the newly rising box of multi-agent platforms.

Epistemology and the Regress Problem

Within the final decade, the commonly used challenge of the regress of purposes has back to in demand attention in epistemology. And with the go back of the matter, evaluate of the choices on hand for its answer is started anew. Reason’s regress challenge, approximately positioned, is if one has stable purposes to think whatever, one should have stable cause to carry these purposes are sturdy.

Extra info for Russell vs. Meinong: The Legacy of 'On Denoting'

Sample text

On the envisaged nominalist interpretation of number theory, arithmetical statements will be recast in forms that do not contain numerical terms at all but will contain in their place numerically definite quantifiers of the form ‘there are n…’. Clearly, Dummett is correct to count the nominalist position offered as a rejection of mathematical realism. But the question to be addressed is whether he is right to do so solely on the grounds that the interpretation refuses to treat arithmetical sentences at face value.

Russell 1944:13–14) The treatment of class-symbols as nonsignificant parts of significant sentences was first tentatively explored under the name ‘The No Classes Theory’ as one of three possible solutions to the contradictions in a paper presented in 1905. By the time that the paper was published in 1906, however, Russell was prepared to attach to it the following note: ‘From further investigation I now feel hardly any doubt that the no-classes theory affords the complete solution of all the difficulties stated in the first section of this paper’ (Russell 1906a: 164).

73) It is important to note that this does not simply bring us back full circle to the need for a present King of France to have being in order for the denoting concept the present King of France to be significant. This is why the passage quoted from §427 of the Principles is misleading. Russell’s point there is that something must exist to fill the subject position in a proposition if there are meaningful propositions about the sorts of things he lists. This requirement, however, is met by the presence of a denoting concept in the proposition; there is no need to make the further demand that the thing denoted by the concept must have either full-blooded existence or the more diluted being.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 31 votes