The Logical Basis of Metaphysics, by Michael Dummett. London: Duck- worth, Pp. + xi.? As the title suggests, this book is an elaboration of. Such a conception, says Dummett, will form “a base camp for an assault on the metaphysical peaks: I have no greater ambition in this book than to set up a base . Thesis Title: Michael Dummett’s Logical Basis of Metaphysics. PhD in Philosophy . June Rory A.A. Hinton. Department of Philosophy. University of Toronto.

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Harvard University Press ProofTheoretic Justifications of Logical Laws. Kant, Boole and Peirce’s Early Metaphysics. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Writings on Logic and Metaphysics. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. But Moore is not convinced. Sign in Create an account. I have no greater ambition in this book than to set up a base camp.

Dilip Ninan – – Linguistics and Philosophy 33 5: I have no greater ghe in this book than to set up a base camp. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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The Logical Basis of Metaphysics

Dummett Snippet view – The Origin and Role of the Concept of Truth. Rejection of realism amounts to adoption of a variant semantics, and often of a variant logic, for the statements in a certain sector of our language.

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The metaphysical issue that most exercises Dummett is the adjudication between a realist and an antirealist conception of reality, and he believes that it is by careful attention to theories of meaning that we can come to see difficulties for a realist metaphysics. The Logical Basis of Metaphysics.

These problems turn on the correctness or incorrectness of a realistic view of one or another realm—the physical world, od mind, the past, mathematical reality, and so forth. Realism and the Theory of Meaning. Michael Dummett’s new book is the greatly expanded and recently revised version of his distinguished William James Lectures, delivered in History of Western Philosophy. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Logic and Philosophy of Logic. Brian Rabern – – Synthese 1: Moore accuses Dummett of attempting, with his theory of meaning, to identify limits to our sense-making. Dummett does not assume the correctness of any one logical system but shows how the choice between different logics arises at the level of the theory of meaning and depends upon the choice of one or another general form of meaning-theory.


Meaning Knowledge and Understanding. In order to determine the correct shape for a lpgical, we must attain a clear conception of what a meaning-theory can be expected to do.

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