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Gödel: Facts and Descriptions

Stephen Neale

in Facing Facts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247158
eISBN:
9780191598081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247153.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Sets out Kurt Gödel's slingshot (collapsing) argument. The original argument—or, at least, the premisses of the argument that Neale attributes to Gödel—can be found in a fleeting footnote to a ... More


Russell: Facts and Descriptions

Stephen Neale

in Facing Facts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247158
eISBN:
9780191598081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247153.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Examines the work of Bertrand Russell. It looks at Russell's idea that true sentences stand for facts (rather than truth‐values) and the philosophical and formal details of his Theory of Facts (the ... More


Against Facts

Arianna Betti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Against facts argues that we have no good reason to accept facts in our catalog of the world, at least as they are described by the two major metaphysical theories of facts. Neither of these theories ... More


Writing Her Life: Mrs. Rudd’s Life Stories

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes Mrs. Rudd's writings of her life. It notes that Mrs. Rudd wrote the first version of her life, her “Case”, just after her arrest in February. It adds that after the brothers' ... More


The Facts in Logical Space: A Tractarian Ontology

Jason Turner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199682812
eISBN:
9780191817267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682812.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book develops and defends in detail a factalist ontological picture, according to which reality’s ultimate constituents are structureless atomic facts. The existence (or appearances as) of ... More


Compositional Facts

Arianna Betti

in Against Facts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter fixes what compositional facts are and what they are for. Five semantic roles are distinguished that entities can play in the theoretical space at the intersection of language and world, ... More


The Unity Problem

Arianna Betti

in Against Facts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This Chapter introduces the Unity Problem: what is the ontological ground of the difference between two objects taken together (their mereological sum or ‘mere aggregate’) and their real unity (the ... More


Reductio

Arianna Betti

in Against Facts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that there is no reference to facts by means of that-clauses because that-clauses are non-referential parts of speech. Four necessary conditions for an expression to be a singular ... More


Conclusion: Farewell to Facts

Arianna Betti

in Against Facts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Conclusion sums up Against Facts’ main findings: in part I and II Armstrong’s truthmaker argument and the argument from nominal reference have been shown to be unsound. The two kinds of ... More


Facts: Stating the Case

Paul W. Kahn

in Making the Case: The Art of the Judicial Opinion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300212082
eISBN:
9780300220841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212082.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that the most important facts in the opinion are not those established by a trial court as it builds the record. Rather, the important facts are constitutive of the context or ... More


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