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The primacy of metaphysics

Author: Christopher Peacocke
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book presents a new view of the relation between metaphysics and the theory of meaning, broadly construed. Christopher Peacocke develops a general claim that metaphysics is always involved, either as explanatorily prior, or in a no-priority relationship, to the theory of meaning and content. Meaning and intentional content are never explanatorily prior to the metaphysics. He aims to show, in successive chapters  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Peacocke
ISBN: 9780198835578 0198835574
OCLC Number: 1048444918
Description: xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Metaphysics and the theory of content --
Magnitudes --
Time and temporal content --
The self --
Numbers --
Ontology and intelligibility --
Conclusion: avenues for further development.
Responsibility: Christopher Peacocke.

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What is the relation between the nature of the things you think about, and the ways you think about them? Christopher Peacocke argues that meaning is never prior to metaphysics - to the nature of the  Read more...

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