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Tense, Modality, and Propositions

Jeffrey C. King

in The Nature and Structure of Content

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199226061
eISBN:
9780191710377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226061.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter clarifies the nature of propositions considered as semantic values, the nature of a compositional assignment of semantic values to sentences, and the nature of the circumstances at which ... More


Recent Attempts at Blunting the Indispensability Thesis

Michael D. Resnik

in Mathematics as a Science of Patterns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250142
eISBN:
9780191598296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250142.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The indispensability thesis maintains both that using mathematical terms and assertions is an indispensable part of scientific practice and that this practice commits science to mathematical objects ... More


Modality, Structure, Ontology

Stewart Shapiro

in Philosophy of Mathematics: Structure and Ontology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139303
eISBN:
9780199833658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139305.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

There are a number of nominalist, or antiplatonist programmes in the philosophy of mathematics. Typically, defenders of these programmes maintain that mathematics is not about an independently ... More


Inessential features and expressive power of descriptive metalanguages

Geoffrey K. Pullum and Hans‐Jörg Tiede

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Linguists feel intuitively that genuine features, those reflecting properties of natural language, are distinguishable from spurious ones – mere tricks exploiting feature machinery. Unfortunately, no ... More


Introduction

Sarah Waterlow

in Passage and Possibility: A Study of Aristotle's Modal Concepts

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246565
eISBN:
9780191681011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246565.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An account of Aristotle's logic of metaphysics could only be complete with some attempts to expound on his views on time and modality. The most frustrating puzzles arise over various connections he ... More


Reason and Reasons

Paul Grice

in Aspects of Reason

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198242529
eISBN:
9780191597534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198242522.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Grice begins this chapter by discussing to what extent the notion of variable rationality can be derived from that of flat rationality, and thus from the concept of a rational being alone. He then ... More


The Meaning of 'Ought': Beyond Descriptivism and Expressivism in Metaethics

Matthew Chrisman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199363001
eISBN:
9780199363025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363001.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The word ‘ought’ is one of the core normative terms, but it is also a modal word. This book develops a careful account of the semantics of ‘ought’ as a modal operator and uses this to motivate a ... More


Russell Reductio Redux

J. P. Studd

in Everything, more or less: A defence of generality relativism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198719649
eISBN:
9780191788734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719649.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

By far and away the strongest argument against there being an absolutely comprehensive domain of quantification comes from the set-theoretic paradoxes. The argument from indefinite extensibility can ... More


Wittgenstein and Intuitionism

Robert J. Fogelin

in Philosophical Interpretations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195071627
eISBN:
9780199833221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019507162X.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay explores one important strain that runs through Wittgenstein's Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics: his commitment to themes characteristic of the intuitionist movement in logic and ... More


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