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Title Metametaphysics : new essays on the foundations of ontology / edited by David Chalmers, David Manley, and Ryan Wasserman.

Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  111 M564 2009    ---  Available
Description viii, 529 p. ; 24 cm.
Note This volume grew out of two conferences, one held at the Australian National University in June 2005, and another held at Boise State University in Mar. 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Composition, colocation, and metaontology / Karen Bennett -- Ontological anti-realism / David J. Chalmers -- Carnap and ontological pluralism / Matti Eklund -- The question of ontology / Kit Fine -- The metaontology of abstraction / Bob Hale and Crispin Wright -- Superficialism in ontology / John Hawthorne -- Ontology and alternative languages / Eli Hirsch -- Ambitious, yet modest, metaphysics / Thomas Hofweber -- Ways of being / Kris McDaniel -- Metaphysics after Carnap : the ghost who walks? / Huw Price -- On what grounds what / Jonathan Schaffer -- Ontological realism / Theodore Sider -- Ontology, analyticity, and meaning : the Quine-Carnap dispute / Scott Soames -- Answerable and unanswerable questions / Amie L. Thomasson -- Being, existence, and ontological commitment / Peter van Inwagen -- Must existence-questions have answers? / Stephen Yablo.
Summary This volume investigates the status and ambitions of metaphysics as a discipline. It brings together many of the central figures in the debate with their most recent work on the semantics, epistemology, and methodology of metaphysics.
Subject Ontology.
Added Author Chalmers, David John, 1966-
Manley, David (David Jeffrey)
Wasserman, Ryan.
ISBN 9780199546008 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199546002 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780199546046 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0199546045 (hbk. : alk. paper)

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