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Thought's Footing: Themes in Wittgenstein's “Philosophical Investigations”

Charles Travis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291465
eISBN:
9780191710667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291465.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is an enquiry into the relationship between the ways things are and the way we think and talk about them. It is also a study of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: the author ... More


The Nature and Structure of Content

Jeffrey C. King

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199226061
eISBN:
9780191710377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226061.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Belief in propositions has had a long and distinguished history in analytic philosophy. Three of the founding fathers of analytic philosophy, Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, and G. E. Moore, ... More


Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap

Michael Potter

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199252619
eISBN:
9780191712647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252619.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book is a critical examination of the astonishing progress made in the philosophical study of the properties of the natural numbers from the 1880s to the 1930s. It reassesses the brilliant ... More


Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Michael Potter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199215836
eISBN:
9780191721243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Wittgenstein's philosophical career began in 1911 when he went to Cambridge to work with Russell. He compiled the Notes on Logic two years later as a kind of summary of the work he had done so far. ... More


Being For: Evaluating the Semantic Program of Expressivism

Mark Schroeder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534654
eISBN:
9780191715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534654.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Expressivism — the sophisticated contemporary incarnation of the noncognitivist research program of Ayer, Stevenson, and Hare — is no longer the province of metaethicists alone. Its comprehensive ... More


Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Peter Hylton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The work of Bertrand Russell had a decisive influence on the emergence of analytic philosophy, and on its subsequent development. The essays collected in this volume, by one of the authorities on ... More


Objectivity and the Parochial

Charles Travis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596218
eISBN:
9780191595783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596218.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Thought, to be thought at all, must be about a world independent of us. But thinking takes capacities for thought, which inevitably shape thought's objects. What would count as something being ... More


Frege’s Conception of Logic

Patricia A. Blanchette

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891610
eISBN:
9780199933211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891610.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Frege’s Coneption of Logic explores the relationship between Frege’s understanding of conceptual analysis and his understanding of logic. It is argued that the fruitfulness of Frege’s ... More


Reference without Referents

R. M. Sainsbury

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199241804
eISBN:
9780191602696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241805.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book concerns the nature of reference, and the theory it develops is intermediate between direct reference theories and descriptivist theories. A guiding thought is that just as truth conditions ... More


Introduction

Patricia A. Blanchette

in Frege’s Conception of Logic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891610
eISBN:
9780199933211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891610.003.0000
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter lays out the central theme of the book, the interaction between Frege’s understanding of conceptual analysis and his understanding of logic. It also sketches the contents of the ... More


Frege on Definitions: A Case Study of Semantic Content

John Horty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199732715
eISBN:
9780199852628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732715.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book explores the difficulties presented for Gottlob Frege's semantic theory, as well as its modern descendents, by the treatment of defined expressions. The book begins by focusing on the ... More


Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241811
eISBN:
9780191598029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241813.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book discusses the nature of identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth. Its main claims are that identity, existence, and truth are logical properties, that predicates are singular ... More


Facing Facts

Stephen Neale

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247158
eISBN:
9780191598081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247153.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is an original examination of attempts to dislodge a cornerstone of modern philosophy: the idea that our thoughts and utterances are representations of slices of reality. Representations ... More


The Seas of Language

Michael Dummett

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236214
eISBN:
9780191597350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236212.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The book contains articles in metaphysics and philosophy of language written between 1975 and 1992. Dummett defends the verificationist theory of meaning, according to which in order to know the ... More


Frege and Other Philosophers

Michael Dummett

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236283
eISBN:
9780191597343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823628X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book deals with Frege's philosophy by comparing and contrasting his views with those of other philosophers, mostly contemporary with him.


Formal Ontology and Logical Syntax

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Traditional formal logic as developed by Fred Sommers is compared and contrasted with the modern quantified predicate logic that we owe to Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell; the latter is argued to ... More


The Concept of an Object in Formal Ontology

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The formal ontological concept of an object is explicated and contrasted with that of a property. F. P. Ramsey’s objections to this distinction are challenged. The sense in which objects possess an ... More


The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

Howard Wettstein

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160529
eISBN:
9780199835072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book presents the development of an anti-Fregean conception on the philosophy of language. It argues that Wittgenstein not only anticipated the important features of the anti-Fregean approach, ... More


Introduction

Charles Travis

in Thought's Footing: Themes in Wittgenstein's “Philosophical Investigations”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291465
eISBN:
9780191710667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291465.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the central methodological principle that to understand what Wittgenstein is up to at any given point in the Philosophical Investigations one ... More


The False Prison Volume One

David Pears

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247708
eISBN:
9780191598203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first of David Pears's acclaimed two‐volume work on the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy, covering the pre‐1929 writings. Part I of the first volume consists in a brief but ... More


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