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Demonstratives : Oxford Readings in Philosophy - Palle Yourgrau


Oxford Readings in Philosophy

By: Palle Yourgrau (Editor)

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The philosophical elucidation of demonstratives is a task of considerable and wide-ranging significance. These words, like "I", "now", and "this", seem to represent a point of contact between thought and reality. Any account of these must therefore deal with metaphysical issues such as the nature of the "self" and the reality and significance of the present. This collection brings together for the first time an important set of previously published papers, some of which have been slightly altered to suit this volume. They seek to provide the correct semantic account of thoughts involving demonstratives, as well as giving an insight into the metaphysical concepts which lie behind. Philosophers, especially those interested in philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science will be interested in this book.

Palle Yourgrau: Introduction; FREGE AND DEMONSTRATIVES: David Kaplan: Dthat; Thoughts on Demonstratives; John Perry: Frege on Demonstratives; Gareth Evans: Understanding Demonstratives; Palle Yourgrau: The Path Back to Frege; THE FIRST PERSON: G. E. M. Anscombe: The First Person; Jerrold J. Katz: Descartes's Cogito; THOUGHT AND TOUCH: Stanley Rosen: Thought and Touch; Charles Parsons: Mathematical Intuition; Michael Friedman: Form and Content; Reality and the Present: Norman Kretzmann: Omniscience and Immutability; Lawrence Sklar: Time, Reality, and Relativity; Kurt Gödel: A Remark about the Relationship between Relativity Theory and Idealistic Philosophy; Index

ISBN: 9780198248682
ISBN-10: 0198248687
Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 12th July 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.33