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Pretense and pathology : philosophical fictionalism and its applications

Author: Bradley P Armour-Garb; James A Woodbridge
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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"In this book, Bradley Armour-Garb and James A. Woodbridge distinguish various species of fictionalism, locating and defending their own version of philosophical fictionalism. Addressing semantic and philosophical puzzles that arise from ordinary language, they consider such issues as the problem of non-being, plural identity claims, mental-attitude ascriptions, meaning attributions, and truth-talk. They consider  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley P Armour-Garb; James A Woodbridge
ISBN: 9781107028272 1107028272
OCLC Number: 894935751
Description: xii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Philosophical fictionalism; 2. Semantic pretense-involving fictionalism and existence-talk; 3. Propositional realism and a SPIF account of proposition-talk; 4. T-deflationism and a SPIF account of truth-talk; 5. Diagnosing and treating the Liar Paradox and other apparent alethic pathologies; 6. SPIF accounts of reference-talk and predicate-satisfaction-talk and apparent non-alethic semantic pathology; 7. Extensions and objections; Bibliography; Index.
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