The Resource Moderate realism and its logic, D.W. Mertz

Moderate realism and its logic, D.W. Mertz

Label
Moderate realism and its logic
Title
Moderate realism and its logic
Statement of responsibility
D.W. Mertz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Instance ontology, or particularism - the doctrine that asserts the individuality of properties and relations - has been a persistent topic in Western philosophy, discussed in works by Plato and Aristotle, by Muslim and Christian scholastics, and by philosophers of both realist and nominalist positions. This book by D.W. Mertz is the first sustained analysis that applies the rules and systems of mathematics and logic to instance ontology in order to argue for its validity and for its problem-solving capacities and to associate it with a version of the realist position that Mertz calls "moderate realism."
  • Mertz surveys the history of instance ontology in writings from Plato and Aristotle through Leibniz, followed by modern philosophers such as Bertrand Russell and D.M. Armstrong, among others. He also includes a thorough critique of the recent work of Keith Campbell and other contemporary nominalists. Building on the insights gained through this historical overview, he delves deeper into the logic of instance ontology and uncovers some of its extraordinary problem-solving features: distinguishing legitimate from illegitimate impredicative reasoning; uniformly diagnosing the self-referential paradoxes; being free from the limitation theorems of Godel and Tarski; providing a basis for the derivation of arithmetic construed intensionally; and formally distinguishing identity and indiscernibility
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mertz, D. W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B835
LC item number
.M37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Realism
  • Individuation (Philosophy)
  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
  • Individuation (Philosophy)
  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
  • Realism
  • Individuatie
  • Universalia (filosofie)
  • Nominalisme
  • Realisme (filosofie)
  • Mathematische Logik
  • Realismus
Label
Moderate realism and its logic, D.W. Mertz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Instance Ontology -- 2. Traditional versus Instance Ontology -- 3. Plato and Aristotle on Instance Ontology -- 4. Some Medieval and Early Modern Views -- 5. Some Modern Views of Unit Attributes -- 6. The Irreducibility of Relations -- 7. Specious Arguments against Relation Instances -- 8. Bradley's Regress and Further Arguments for Relation Instances -- 9. Formalization of a Particularized Predicate Logic -- 10. Instance Ontology and Logic Applied to the Foundations of Arithmetic and the Theory of Identity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780300065619
Lccn
95044390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33276280
  • (OCoLC)ocm33276280
Label
Moderate realism and its logic, D.W. Mertz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Instance Ontology -- 2. Traditional versus Instance Ontology -- 3. Plato and Aristotle on Instance Ontology -- 4. Some Medieval and Early Modern Views -- 5. Some Modern Views of Unit Attributes -- 6. The Irreducibility of Relations -- 7. Specious Arguments against Relation Instances -- 8. Bradley's Regress and Further Arguments for Relation Instances -- 9. Formalization of a Particularized Predicate Logic -- 10. Instance Ontology and Logic Applied to the Foundations of Arithmetic and the Theory of Identity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780300065619
Lccn
95044390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33276280
  • (OCoLC)ocm33276280

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