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Moderate realism and its logic, D.W. Mertz

Label
Moderate realism and its logic
Title
Moderate realism and its logic
Statement of responsibility
D.W. Mertz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Mertz surveys the history of instance ontology in writings from Plato and Aristotle through Leibniz, followed by modern philosophers such as Bertrand Russell and D. M. Armstrong, among others. He also includes a thorough critique of the recent work of Keith Campbell and other contemporary nominalists. Building on the insights gained through this historical overview, he delves deeper into the logic of instance ontology and uncovers some of its extraordinary problem-solving features: distinguishing legitimate from illegitimate impredicative reasoning; uniformly diagnosing the self-referential paradoxes; being free from the limitation theorems of Godel and Tarski; providing a basis for the derivation of arithmetic construed intensionally; and formally distinguishing identity and indiscernibility
  • Instance ontology, or particularism - the doctrine that asserts the individuality of properties and relations - has been a persistent topic in Western philosophy, discussed in works by Plato and Aristotle, by Muslim and Christian scholastics, and by philosophers of both realist and nominalist positions. This book by D. W. Mertz is the first sustained analysis that applies the rules and systems of mathematics and logic to instance ontology in order to argue for its validity and for its problem-solving capacities and to associate it with a version of the realist position that Mertz calls "moderate realism"
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
149/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B835
LC item number
.M37 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Moderate realism and its logic, D.W. Mertz
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-305) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Instance Ontology -- 2. Traditional versus Instance Ontology -- 3. Plato and Aristotle on Instance Ontology -- 4. Some Medieval and Early Modern Views -- 5. Some Modern Views of Unit Attributes -- 6. The Irreducibility of Relations -- 7. Specious Arguments against Relation Instances -- 8. Bradley's Regress and Further Arguments for Relation Instances -- 9. Formalization of a Particularized Predicate Logic -- 10. Instance Ontology and Logic Applied to the Foundations of Arithmetic and the Theory of Identity
Control code
ocn861792698
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 310 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300146202
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt2zxp7r
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not applicable
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.b32180895
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792698
  • jstor0300146205

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