Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence David Weissman

ISBN: 9780809328703

Published: August 14th 2008

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312 pages


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Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence  by  David Weissman

Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence by David Weissman
August 14th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 312 pages | ISBN: 9780809328703 | 4.71 Mb

Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence builds on David Weissmans earlier Dispositional Properties and makes a signal contribution to the study of metaphysics. Here, broadening and enriching the point of view adopted in hisMoreEternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence builds on David Weissmans earlier Dispositional Properties and makes a signal contribution to the study of metaphysics.

Here, broadening and enriching the point of view adopted in his earlier work, Weissman cites and criticizes a large number of theories proposed by authors from Plato to Wittgenstein and others exploring language theory and metaphysics.Students of Wittgenstein will be especially interested in Mr. Weissmans critical examination of Wittgensteins claim in the Tractatus that possibilities are the facts for logic. Weissman proposes a modal theory of properties: they exist in the first instance as possibilities.

He argues that a sentence is meaningful if it signifies a property or complex of properties existing as a possible, and true if that possible is instantiated. The status of possibilities and their relation to actual states of affairs are considered in detail.



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