The Resource Modalities : philosophical essays, Ruth Barcan Marcus

Modalities : philosophical essays, Ruth Barcan Marcus

Label
Modalities : philosophical essays
Title
Modalities
Title remainder
philosophical essays
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Barcan Marcus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Informed by her earlier ground-breaking axiomatizations of quantified modal logic, the papers collected here by the distinguished philosopher Ruth Barcan Marcus cover much ground in the development of her thought from 1961 to 1990. The first essay introduces themes initially viewed as iconoclastic, such as the necessity of identity, the directly referential role of proper names as "tags," the Barcan Formula about the interplay of possibility and existence, and alternative interpretations of quantification. Marcus also addresses the putative puzzles about substitutivity and about essentialism. The collection also includes influential essays on moral conflict, on belief and rationality, and on some historical figures. Though many of her views have been incorporated into current theories, others remain part of continuing philosophical debate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marcus, Ruth Barcan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD111
LC item number
.M44 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metaphysics
  • Ontology
  • Language and logic
  • Modality (Logic)
  • Modale logica
  • Métaphysique
  • Ontologie
  • Langage et logique
  • Modalité (Logique)
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Modallogik
  • Language and logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Modality (Logic)
  • Ontology
  • Modallogik
Label
Modalities : philosophical essays, Ruth Barcan Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Modalities and Intensional Languages -- Iterated Deontic Modalities -- Essentialism in Modal Logic -- Essential Attribution -- Quantification and Ontology -- Classes, Collections, Assortments, and Individuals -- Does the Principle of Substitutivity Rest on a Mistake? -- Nominalism and the Substitutional Quantifier -- Moral Dilemmas and Consistency -- Rationality and Believing the Impossible -- Spinoza and the Ontological Proof -- On Some Post-1920s Views of Russell on Particularity, Identity, and Individuation -- Possibilia and Possible Worlds -- A Backward Look at Quine's Animadversions on Modalities -- Some Revisionary Proposals about Belief and Believing
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 266 p.
Isbn
9780195076981
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91048105
Other control number
002700335
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25095348
  • (OCoLC)ocm25095348
Label
Modalities : philosophical essays, Ruth Barcan Marcus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Modalities and Intensional Languages -- Iterated Deontic Modalities -- Essentialism in Modal Logic -- Essential Attribution -- Quantification and Ontology -- Classes, Collections, Assortments, and Individuals -- Does the Principle of Substitutivity Rest on a Mistake? -- Nominalism and the Substitutional Quantifier -- Moral Dilemmas and Consistency -- Rationality and Believing the Impossible -- Spinoza and the Ontological Proof -- On Some Post-1920s Views of Russell on Particularity, Identity, and Individuation -- Possibilia and Possible Worlds -- A Backward Look at Quine's Animadversions on Modalities -- Some Revisionary Proposals about Belief and Believing
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 266 p.
Isbn
9780195076981
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91048105
Other control number
002700335
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25095348
  • (OCoLC)ocm25095348

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