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Strict Finitism

Mathieu Marion

in Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199550470
eISBN:
9780191701559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550470.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The philosophical world outside Cambridge discovered the later Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics with the publication in the 1956 of the Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics, a ... More


Names, predicates, and the object–property distinction

Genoveva Martí

in Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198714217
eISBN:
9780191782626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714217.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Proper names and predicates are different kinds of expressions, with different semantic functions. Names refer and predicates attribute properties or classify things into kinds. To some of us that is ... More


Names and Nouns

Stefano Predelli

in Proper Names: A Millian Account

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198778158
eISBN:
9780191823602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778158.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter and Chapter 7 discuss certain recent challenges against the Millian theory of names. Chapter 6 begins with a brief presentation of the so-called Determiner Hypothesis, and concludes that ... More


A Tale of Two Horses

Stefano Predelli

in Proper Names: A Millian Account

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198778158
eISBN:
9780191823602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778158.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 7 continues the author’s defence of Millianism against predicativist and descriptivist challenges. It discusses so-called ‘nominal descriptivism’ and the arguments presented in its favour, ... More


Names Not Predicates

Robin Jeshion

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

According to predicativism about proper names, proper names are not primarily devices of reference; they are, rather, predicates that are a special kind of count noun. The view harkens back to Quine, ... More


“Literal” Uses of Proper Names

Delia G. Fara

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter defends the view that names are predicates that apply to a thing just in case that thing is a bearer of that name. It does this by examining cases in which a name is a predicate that ... More


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