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Fine, Kit

Overview
Works: 24 works in 119 publications in 2 languages and 2,822 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QA8.4, 160
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Most widely held works by Kit Fine
The limits of abstraction by Kit Fine( )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,146 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 510 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 392 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In this book, Kit Fine draws together a series of essays, three of them previously unpublished, on possibility, necessity, and tense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 346 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
Reasoning with arbitrary objects by Kit Fine( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 19 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
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 : logic, semantics and ontology ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 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
We are faced with a dilemma: take the anti-indeterminacy argument at face value and look for a way to explain away our pro-indeterminacy intuitions, or take our intuitions at face value and look for a way to reject the argument. Many philosophers are inclined toward the latter route, but I want to take the first step toward justifying the former
A defense of arbitrary objects by Kit Fine( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 first paper defends the validity of the inference from (1) to (2). It argues that the inference plays a central role in physical reasoning, both in physics and the philosophy of physics, and it defends the inference from a potential objection. The second paper argues that this line of reasoning can be used to motivate the surprising conclusion that there are no such things as material individuals and that material reality is, fundamentally speaking, composed purely of properties. The third paper returns to the topic in which this line of reasoning was first developed, namely the nature of space. It argues, contrary to popular construal, that the line of reasoning does not depend on assumptions concerning what is and what is not metaphysically possible
The nature of metaphysics by Kit Fine( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
For some proposition and so many possible worlds by Kit Fine( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Entailment by Alan Ross Anderson( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 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
 
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