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Definition

Richard Robinson

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241607
eISBN:
9780191680397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241607.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

Definition has been practised and discussed for nearly two and a half millenniums. It has been more widely adopted, and less often reviled, than any other part of the original theory of logic drawn ... More


Word-Thing Definition

Richard Robinson

in Definition

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241607
eISBN:
9780191680397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241607.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins with a discussion of the meanings of the word ‘definition’. It then discusses the fundamental classification of definitions, the extent of word-thing definition, and the utility ... More


Methods of Word-Thing Definition

Richard Robinson

in Definition

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241607
eISBN:
9780191680397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241607.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

The most fundamental distinction that can be made with regard to definitions is the distinction between their purposes and the methods by which they achieve their purposes. One of the possible ... More


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