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This collection of Michael Dummett's philosophical essays, spanning more than twenty years, ranges in topic from time to the philosophy of mathematics, but is unified by a steady philosophical outlook. The essays are, in one way or another, informed by Dummett's concern with metaphysical questions and his belief that the correct approach to them is via the theory of meaning. Reflected here is Dummett's conviction that the concept of truth is of central importance both for the theory of meaning and for metaphysics. As he sees it, an adequate elucidation of the concept of truth requires nothing less than the construction of a satisfactory theory of meaning. At the same time, resolution of the traditional problems of metaphysics turns critically upon the way in which the concept of truth applies to each of various large ranges of statements, and especially upon whether the statements in each such range satisfy the principle that every statement must be true or false.
The book includes all Dummett's philosophical essays that were published or given as public lectures before August 1976, with the exception of a few he did not think it worthwhile to reprint and of the two entitled 'What is a Theory of Meaning?' One essay appears here for the first time in English and two have not been previously published. In an extensive preface Dummett comments on the essays and seeks to relate them to the philosophical background against which they were written.
Dal retro di copertina: 'These writings. . .explore the theory of meaning as pivotally important fro the analysis of truth and. . .traditional metaphysical questions. . .Dummett's work is technical but always lucid, and it is of fundamental importance.' - Choice
Titolo: Truth and Other Enigmas
Casa editrice: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1978
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1978. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP79822797
Descrizione libro Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, s.l, 1978. Kartoniert. LVIII, 470 S. Oktn., sauber foliiert. 789 Gramm. Buch. Codice libro della libreria 53836
Descrizione libro Duckworth, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition.. UK hardback first impression. Uncommon thus. The copy of Ivor Grattan Guinness with his name and bookplate. VG overall. No jacket. SLIGHTLY HEAVIER THAN AVERAGE - THERE MAY BE SOME EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE THE UK - THANKS. Language: eng Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1479998389334
Descrizione libro Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1978. Hard. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. Light edgewear and slight discolouration to jacket, also price clipped. Light wear, owner inscrip. to ffep, else book clean and tidy. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 66231