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Author Sylvan, Richard, author.

Title Noneist explorations. II, The Sylvan jungle. Volume 3 : with supplemental essays / Richard Routley and Val Routley, authors ; Dominic Hyde, editor
Published Cham : Springer, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (479 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Synthese library ; volume 432
Synthese library ; v. 432.
Contents Intro -- Editors' Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- ORIGINAL MATERIAL -- First Edition Front Matter [Abridged] -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 8 The importance of not existing -- 1. Further classical attempts to deal with discourse about the non-existent: Davidson's paratactic analysis -- 2. The transparency of neutral semantics -- 3. Proposed reductions of nonentities to intensional objects, such as propertiesand complexes thereof -- and some of their inadequacies -- 4. Theoretical science without ontological commitments
5. The metalogical trap, and who gets trapped -- 6. Alleged grounds for preferring a classical theory -- 7. The importance of the nonexistent in accounting for the existent -- 8. Illustration 1: Universals. Nonexistence and the general universal problem -- 9. Illustration 1 continued: Neutral universal theory, and neutral resolution of the problems of transcendental and immanent theories -- 10. Illustration 2: Perception -- 11. Other illustrations: value theory, the philosophy of law, the philosophy of mind ..
12. The commonsense account of belief: A recapitulation of main theses, and an elaboration of some of these theses -- 13. Corollaries for the logic and ontology of natural language -- Chapter 9 The meaning of existence -- 1. The basic problem of ontology: criteria for what exists? -- 2. GROUP 0. Holistic criteria -- 3. GROUP 1: Spatiotemporality and its variants -- 4. GROUP 2: Intensional criteria -- 5. GROUPS 3 and 4, and the Brentano principle improved -- 6. GROUP 5: Completeness and determinacy criteria -- 7. GROUP 6: Qualified determinacy and genetic criteria
8. Convergence of the criteria that remain -- 9. A corollary: the nonexistence of abstractions. In particular, (abstract) classes do not exist -- 10. Further corollaries: the rejection of empiricism in all its varieties, as false -- 11. An interlude on the destruction of mathematics by scientific realism -- 12. The roots of individualism, the strengthened Reference Theory of traditionallogical theory, and the rejection of individual reductionism and holistic reductionism, and of analysis and holism as general methods in philosophy
13. Emerging world hypotheses: qualified naturalism, qualified nominalism and the rejection of physicalism and materialism -- Chapter 10 The importance of nonexistent objects and of intensionality in mathematics and the theoretical sciences -- 1. Is mathematics extensional? -- 2. Pure mathematics is an existence-free science -- 3. Science is not extensional either -- 4. Theoretical science is concerned, essentially, with what does not exist -- Chapter 11 Rudiments of noneist philosophies of mathematics and science -- 1. Outlines of a noneist philosophy of mathematics
2. Noneist reorientation of the foundations and philosophy of science
Summary This third volume continues Richard Routley's explorations of an improved Meinongian account of non-referring and intensional discourse (including joint work with Val Routley, later Val Plumwood). It focuses on the essays 8 to 12 of the original monograph, Exploring Meinong's Jungle and Beyond, following on from the material of the first two volumes and further explores aspects and implications of the Noneist position. It begins with a discussion of the value of nonexistent objects championed by noneism, especially as regards theories of perception, universals, value theory and a commonsense account of belief. It continues with: a detailed analysis of what it means to exist; the importance of nonexistent objects to adequate accounts of mathematics and the theoretical sciences; and an account of noneisms' distinctiveness from other accounts of nonexistent objects. These essays are supplemented with scholarly essays from Naoya Fujikawa, and Maureen Eckert and Charlie Donahue
Notes "This volume continues the reprinting of a new edition of Richard Routley's 1980 monograph Exploring Meinong's jungle and beyond : an investigation of noneism and the theory of items"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Meinong, A. (Alexius), 1853-1920.
Meinong, A. (Alexius), 1853-1920.
ontology (metaphysics)
Form Electronic book
Author Plumwood, Val, author.
Hyde, Dominic, editor.
Sylvan, Richard. Exploring Meinong's jungle and beyond
ISBN 9783030588649
Other Titles Sylvan jungle