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Author: Roger Teichmann
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1992.
Series: Library of philosophy and religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Approaches the question "What are the abstract entities?" via an account of the logic of abstract terms. Such terms, it is argued, have in common that they are eliminable by paraphrase, in a way that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Teichmann
ISBN: 0333560604 9780333560600 0312068247 9780312068240
OCLC Number: 27687063
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 177 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The general problem and its solution: the logical framework - existential assertions, logical categories; abstract terms - abstract terms as contextually eliminable, theories of abstract entities. Part 2 Universals and events: universals - three types of realism, is there a higher-order analogue of reference?, "genuine universals; events - four types of realism, Davidson - causation, intention, ostentation, Davidson - adverbial modification; statements of identity - higher-order identity, type and token, applications.
Series Title: Library of philosophy and religion.
Responsibility: Roger Teichmann.

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