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Ontology after Carnap

Author: Sandra Lapointe; Stephan Blatti; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Rudolf Carnap's deflationary approach to ontology is once again attracting considerable interest and support. Eleven original essays by leading voices in metametaphysics deepen our understanding of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Lapointe; Stephan Blatti; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199661985 0199661987
OCLC Number: 971389760
Description: VII, 244 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Carnap's Big Idea ; 3. Three Carnaps on Ontology ; 4. Frameworks and Deflation in 'Empiricism, Semantics and Ontology' and Recent Metametaphysics ; 5. Carnap, the Necessary A Posteriori, and Metaphysical Nihilism ; 6. Three Degrees of Carnapian Tolerance ; 7. Carnap and the Prospects for Easy Ontology ; 8. Much Ado about Something-from-Nothing; or, Problems for Ontological Minimalism ; 9. Carnap's Legacy for the Contemporary Metaontological Debate ; 10. Carnap and Ontology: Foreign Travel and Domestic Understanding ; 11. Carnap on Abstract and Theoretical Entities ; 12. Questions of Ontology
Responsibility: edited by Stephan Blatti and Sandra Lapointe.

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This excellent volume is a must-read for those curious about recent work in ontology and metaontology, and the Carnapian turn that is has taken. * Linda Wetzel, Australasian Journal of Philosophy. * Read more...

 
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