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Fine, Kit

Overview
Works: 24 works in 120 publications in 2 languages and 3,049 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BC199.M6, 160
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kit Fine
Worlds, times and selves by A. N Prior( Book )

16 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasoning with arbitrary objects by Kit Fine( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of abstraction by Kit Fine( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 323 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
Modality and tense : philosophical papers by Kit Fine( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 286 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In this book, Kit Fine draws together a series of essays, three of them previously unpublished, on possibility, necessity, and tense
Semantic relationism by Kit Fine( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 242 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 78 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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entailment : the logic of relevance and necessity by Alan Ross Anderson( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 5 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

Modality and Tense Philosophical Papers( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possible worlds : logic, semantics and ontology( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some proposition and so many possible worlds by Kit Fine( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

On the possibility of indeterminacy by David Barnett( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the one hand, it seems obvious that certain questions are indeterminate. On the other hand, it seems easy to reduce an arbitrary ascription of indeterminacy to absurdity: Suppose that it is indeterminate--that is, metaphysically unsettled--whether Jud is bald. Because it is true that Jud is bald only if it is metaphysically settled that he is bald, and because it is true that Jud is not bald only if it is metaphysically settled that he is not bald, it is not true that Jud is bald and not true that Jud is not bald. Because Jud is bald only if it is true that he is bald, and because Jud is not bald only if it is true that he is not bald, Jud is not bald and Jud is not not bald. This is a contradiction. Hence, our supposition is false. Moreover, because the issue of whether Jud is bald was chosen arbitrarily, the argument generalizes: indeterminacy is impossible
Symmetry as a guide to reality by Shamik Dasgupta( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The three papers in this dissertation examine the way in which symmetries in physics can be used to draw conclusions about the fundamental structure of the physical world. Specifically, they focus on the following line of reasoning. (1) Feature X varies under the symmetries of our best confirmed physical laws of motion. (2) Therefore, feature X is undetectable and redundant to our best confirmed physics. (3) Therefore, by Occam's razor we have good reason to believe that in reality there is no such thing as feature X. This line of reasoning can be traced back to the classic debate between Newton and Leibniz on the nature of space. My dissertation attempts to clarify its premises, defend it, and apply it to new cases
The nature of metaphysics by Kit Fine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A defense of arbitrary objects by Kit Fine( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Possible Worlds and the Objective World by Jeffrey Russell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

I then apply these considerations to the metaphysics of space and time. In famous correspondence, Leibniz and Clarke disputed the doctrine that "space is a real and absolute being", reasoning from premises about how material things could have been shifted from where they actually are. I argue that a "Leibniz shift" style argument is sound, and pushes us toward a revised spatiotemporal metaphysic. In this argument, possible worlds --understood as possibilities concerning the objective WORLD--cannot be dispensed with for considerations merely about what could have been. Finally, I sketch a new spacetime theory which is immune to such shifts
Ontology, from a fundamentalist point of view by Michael J Raven( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ontology's attempt to uncover what is real can seem alternately profound, obscure, and empty. My aim is to clarify this project. I present and argue against the orthodox view that what is real is what there is. My proposed alternative is that what is real is what is fundamental. I develop this old idea in new ways, showing how it can resist standard difficulties, reshape some live ontological debates, and guide us towards a clearer understanding of whether ontology is as profound as it seems or as obscure or empty as skeptics allege
The Question of Realism by Kit Fine( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The limits of abstraction
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