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Author Büttner, Kai

Title Themes from Wittgenstein and Quine
Edition First edition
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (236 pages)
Series Grazer Philosophische Studien
Grazer philosophische Studien.
Contents THEMES FROM WITTGENSTEIN AND QUINE -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Special Topic I WITTGENSTEIN -- Guest Editors Kai BÜTTNER, Florian DEMONT, David DOLBY,Anne-Katrin SCHLEGEL -- Introduction -- Realism, Anti-Realism, Quietism: Wittgenstein's Stance -- Mathematical Propositions as Rules of Grammar -- How Arithmetic is about Numbers. A Wittgensteinian Perspective -- Wittgenstein on Equinumerosity and Surveyability -- Wittgenstein on Formulae -- Brouwer versus Wittgenstein on the Infinite and the Law of Excluded Middle -- Special Topic II QUINE -- Guest Editor Dirk GREIMANN -- Introduction -- Significance in Quine -- Are there Empirical Cases of Indeterminacyof Translation? -- Some Critical Remarks on Quine'sThought Experiment of Radical Translation -- A Tension in Quine's Naturalistic Ontology of Semantics -- In Defense of Quine's Ostrich Nominalism -- Quinean Worlds: Possibilist Ontology in an Extensionalist Framework
Summary The volume contains new essays on Wittgenstein and on Quine. Six essays discuss crucial aspects of Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics: Wittgenstein's ontological quietism in relation to the realism vs. anti-realism debate, his thesis that mathematical propositions are rules of grammar, his perspectives on the nature of numbers, and on equinumerosity and surveyability, his treatment of mathematical formulas, and his disagreements with Brouwer over the infinite and the law of excluded middle. Six essays are dedicated to the philosophy of Willard Van Orman Quine: they discuss Quine's stance towards the notion of meaning in linguistics and philosophy, his thesis of the indeterminacy of radical translation, his naturalism in semantics, his brand of nominalism, and his attempt to reconstruct possible worlds within an extensionalist framework
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Subject Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
Author Demont, Florian
Dolby, David, 1979-
Greimann, Dirk.
Schlegel, Anne-Katrin
ISBN 9042039124
9789401211949 (electronic bk.)