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Entity and Identity : And other essays - P. F. Strawson

Entity and Identity

And other essays

Paperback Published: 1st May 2000
ISBN: 9780198250159
Number Of Pages: 296

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Gathered in this volume are selected essays by P. F. Strawson from the 1970s to the 1990s, in two areas of philosophy to which he has most notably contributed. The first twelve pieces concern the philosophy of language, a broad heading under which many controversial philosophical issues can be fruitfully approached. Questions such as the following are discussed: Do general properties exist as well as the particular things that have them? What is involved in reference to particular things? What exactly is formal logic as we now understand it? What do we mean when we say that something may happen or might have happened? What do we mean when we speak of the meaning of what we say? The volume is completed by four studies in Kantian metaphysics: these develop and strengthen Strawson's influential view of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and bring out the implications of this view for current metaphysical debates. One of these essays is published here for the first time, and one for the first time in English; several others have been difficult of access till now. A new introduction offers an overview of the essays, their topics, and their interrelations. This book represents some of the most fascinating work of one of the foremost philosophers of the late twentieth century.

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Few would disagree that P.F. Strawson and W.V.O. Quine have been the leading figures in Anglo-American philosophy during the second half of the twentieth century...we are very fortunate that Strawson has been both willing and so brilliantly able to resist the Quinean juggernaut for five decades. * The Review of Metaphysics *

Acknowledgementsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Entity and Identityp. 21
Universalsp. 52
Positions for Quantifiersp. 64
Concepts and Properties or Predication and Copulationp. 85
Direct Singular Reference: Intended Reference and Actual Referencep. 92
Belief Reference, and Quantificationp. 100
Reference and Its Rootsp. 123
Logical Form and Logical Constantsp. 142
Referencesp. 161
'If' and '&U2283'p. 162
May Bes and Might Have Beensp. 179
Austin and 'Locutionary Meaning'p. 191
Meaning and Contextp. 216
Kant's New Foundations of Metaphysicsp. 232
The Problem of Realism and the a Priorip. 244
Kant's Paralogisms: Self-Consciousness and the 'Outside Observer'p. 252
Kant on Substancep. 268
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780198250159
ISBN-10: 0198250150
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.95  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35

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