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Metametaphysics : new essays on the foundations of ontology

Author: David John Chalmers; David Manley; Ryan Wasserman
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume investigates the status and ambitions of metaphysics as a discipline. It brings together many of the central figures in the debate with their most recent work on the semantics, epistemology, and methodology of metaphysics.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
konferenser
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Metametaphysics.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)609900805
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David John Chalmers; David Manley; Ryan Wasserman
ISBN: 9780199546008 0199546002 9780199546046 0199546045
OCLC Number: 251213821
Notes: This volume grew out of two conferences, one held at the Australian National University in June 2005, and another held at Boise State University in Mar. 2007.
Description: viii, 529 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : a guided tour of metametaphysics / David Manley --
Composition, colocation, and metaontology / Karen Bennett --
Ontological anti-realism / David J. Chalmers --
Carnap and ontological pluralism / Matti Eklund --
The question of ontology / Kit Fine --
The metaontology of abstraction / Bob Hale and Crispin Wright --
Superficialism in ontology / John Hawthorne --
Ontology and alternative languages / Eli Hirsch --
Ambitious, yet modest, metaphysics / Thomas Hofweber --
Ways of being / Kris McDaniel --
Metaphysics after Carnap : the ghost who walks? / Huw Price --
On what grounds what / Jonathan Schaffer --
Ontological realism / Theodore Sider --
Ontology, analyticity, and meaning : the Quine-Carnap dispute / Scott Soames --
Answerable and unanswerable questions / Amie L. Thomasson --
Being, existence, and ontological commitment / Peter van Inwagen --
Must existence-questions have answers? / Stephen Yablo.
Responsibility: edited by David Chalmers, David Manley, and Ryan Wasserman.
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