Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Ontology after Carnap

Ontology after Carnap (Hardback)

£52.00
Despatched in 2 business days.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

Analytic philosophy is once again in a methodological frame of mind. Nowhere is this more evident than in metaphysics, whose practitioners and historians are actively reflecting on the nature of ontological questions, the status of their answers, and the relevance of contributions both from other areas within philosophy (e.g., philosophical logic, semantics) and beyond (notably, the natural sciences). Such reflections are hardly new: the debate between Willard van Orman Quine and Rudolf Carnap about how to understand and resolve ontological questions is widely seen as a turning point in twentieth-century analytic philosophy. And indeed, this volume is occasioned by the fact that the deflationary approach to metaphysics advocated by Carnap in that debate is once again attracting considerable interest and support. Containing eleven original essays by many of today's leading voices in metametaphysics, Ontology After Carnap aims both to deepen our understanding of Carnap's contributions to metaontology and to explore how this legacy might be mined for insights into the contemporary debate.

This collection will be of interest to scholars and students working in metaphysics, semantics, philosophical logic, metaphilosophy, and the history of analytic philosophy.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectPhilosophy of languageLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: logicPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: metaphysics & ontology Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 14/04/2016 ISBN-13: 9780199661985  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Stephan Blatti is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Memphis, where he also serves as Director of the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities and is an affiliate member of the Institute for Intelligent Systems. His work focuses primarily on personal identity and its relation to issues in ontology, philosophical psychology, philosophy of biology, and at the intersection of metaphysics and ethics. In addition to numerous articles, he is the co-editor (with Paul Snowdon) of Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals and Identity (OUP, 2016) Sandra Lapointe is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and a Research Affiliate of the Bertrand Russell Research Centre at McMaster University. A Commonwealth alumna and a Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation, she completed her PhD in 2000 at the University of Leeds (UK) and held various research positions (Montreal, Luxembourg, France) before accepting tenure-track jobs at Concordia University in Montreal and then at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She specializes in the history of analytical philosophy. Her published work includes New Anti-Kant (ed., with Clinton Tolley, 2014), Bolzano's Theoretical Philosophy (2011), Qu'est-ce que l'analyse? (2008), and a number of other books, articles, and book chapters. She is currently the Chief Editor of the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy and coordinates the activities of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy.

More books by Stephan Blatti

More books by Sandra Lapointe

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Boundary Stones of Thought: An...
(Paperback)
Ian Rumfitt
 
 
£19.99
 
Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language,...
(Hardback)
Ruth Garrett Millikan
 
 
£25.00
 
The DNA of the English Language
(Paperback)
Jonathan Dunne
 
 
£7.99
 

Currently out of stock

Penguin Modern Poets 6: Die Deeper...
(Paperback)
Maggie Nelson; Claudia Rankine; ...
 
 
£7.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Picture Books for Black History Month
20/10/2017

Our Birmingham shop is celebrating Black History Month with an array of new and exciting picture books for children.

Caroline Taggart on Why Punctuation Can be Surprisingly Exciting
18/10/2017

Caroline Taggart explains the versatility of punctuation.

Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery
17/10/2017

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd