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Fine, Kit

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Works: 19 works in 109 publications in 2 languages and 2,576 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BC199.M6, 160
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Most widely held works by Kit Fine
The limits of abstraction by Kit Fine ( )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is abstraction? To what extent can it account for the existence and identity of abstract objects? And to what extent can it be used as a foundation for mathematics? Kit Fine provides rigorous and systematic answers to these questions along the lines proposed by Frege, in a book concerned both with the technical development of the subject and with its philosophical underpinnings. Fine proposes an account of what it is for a principle of abstraction to be acceptable, and these acceptable principles are exactly characterized. A formal theory of abstraction is developed and shown to be capable of providing a foundation for both arithmetic and analysis. Fine argues that the usual attempts to see principles of abstraction as forms of stipulative definition have been largely unsuccessful but there may be other, more promising, ways of vindicating the various forms of contextual definition."--Book cover
Worlds, times and selves by A. N Prior ( Book )
14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modality and tense : philosophical papers by Kit Fine ( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Kit Fine draws together a series of essays, three of them previously unpublished, on possibility, necessity, and tense
Reasoning with arbitrary objects by Kit Fine ( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Semantic relationism by Kit Fine ( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written by a respected philosopher, this text argues for a fundamentally new approach to the study of representation in language and thought
Logic the structure of reason ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a tool for characterizing rational thought, logic cuts across many philosophical disciplines and lies at the core of mathematics and computer science. Drawing on Aristotle's Organon, Russell's Principia mathematica, and other central works, this program tracks the evolution of logic beginning with the basic syllogism. A sampling of subsequent topics includes propositional and predicated logic, Bayesian confirmation theory, Boolean logic, Frege's use of variables and quantifiers, Gödel's work with metamathematics, the Vienna Circle's logical positivism and the Turing machine
Entailment : the logic of relevance and necessity by Alan Ross Anderson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metaphysics of language by Kit Fine ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Semantic Relationism. The Blackwell/Brown Lectures in Philosophy ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kit Fine argues for a fundamentally new approach to the study of representation in language and thought. His key idea is that there may be representational relationships between expressions or elements of thought that are not grounded in the intrinsic representational features of the expressions or elements themselves. This idea is shown to lead to solutions to many of the standard puzzles in the area - Frege's identity puzzle, Kripke's puzzle about belief, and Moore's paradox of analysis. It is also shown to lead to a more defensible form of direct reference theory - one that is immune to many of the objections that the Fregeans have levelled against it. Based upon the first Brown/Blackwell lecture series and the John Locke lectures, this ground-breaking work is essential reading for anyone interested in the general nature of representation
Modality and Tense by Kit Fine ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Kit Fine draws together a series of essays, three of them previously unpublished, on possibility, necessity, and tense
The logic of time and modality by Conference on the logic of time and modality ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entailment : the logic of relevance and necessity by Alan Ross Anderson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Possible Worlds and the Objective World by Jeffrey R Russell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
David Lewis's theory of counterparts says the different ways you could have been are not different possible worlds in which you are different, but rather different possible individuals which represent you. This theory faces a technical problem: it isn't clear how the theory can make sense of claims about actuality--for instance, the claim that there could have been more things than there actually are. Straightforward reasoning about counterparts and actuality seems to lead to unacceptable consequences. I show that, by paying careful attention to the relation that holds between possible individuals and the actual things they represent, this technical challenge can be met
Mereology, Ontology, and Location by Shieva Kleinschmidt ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
What kinds of things exist, and how are they related to places and times? What is the structure of objects? What's the world like at the fundamental level, if there is such a level? In this manuscript I look at how our answers to these questions are related to one another. I argue for the incompatability of being liberal about the sorts of location relations objects can bear to places and times, and being conservative about the part/whole structure of objects themselves. I present two responses to this worry; one involves denying liberalism about these location relations for any entities whatsoever, the second involves simply restricting the domain of liberal location relations to a subgroup of entities, to which conservative part/whole rules do not apply. I evaluate these responses in light of extra puzzles, showing that neither solves all of our problems, then look at the implications of each solution for the issue of how entities persist over time
Possible worlds : logic, semantics and ontology ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Revival of ideas & revival of persons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Introduction, a discussion of the differing concepts of form and selfhood, including the stoics and Aristotlean theories
A defense of arbitrary objects by Kit Fine ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The nature of metaphysics by Kit Fine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Great ideas of philosophy. the structure of reason ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program traces the development of logic from Aristotle's syllogisms to Gödel's meta-mathematics and the Turing machine. Commentary by Hilary Putnam, Kit Fine, and Colin McGinn
 
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