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TitleThe Philosophy of Michael Dummett [electronic resource] / edited by Brian McGuinness, Gianluigi Oliveri
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1994
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Descript XIV, 394 p. online resource


The present collection of papers derives from a philosophy conference organised in the Sicilian town of M ussomeli in September 1991. The conยญ ference aimed at providing an analysis of certain aspects of the thought of Michael Dummett, whose contributions have been very influential in several aspects of the philosophical debate continuing within the analytยญ ical tradition. Logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the interpretation of Frege's philosophy, and metaphysics are only some of the areas within which Dummett's ideas have been fruitful over the years. The papers contained in this book, and Dummett's replies, will, it is hoped, not merely offer a partial reconstruction of a philosopher's lifeยญ work, but provide an exciting and challenging vantage point from which to look at some of the main problems of contemporary philosophy. The First International Philosophy Conference of M ussomeli - this is what the conference was called - was an extraordinary event in many ways. The quality of the papers presented, the international reputaยญ tion of many of the participants, the venue itself, together with the unavoidable, and sometimes quite funny, organisational hiccups, made that meeting memorable. Perhaps principally memorable was the warmth and sympathy of the people of Mussomeli who strongly supported and encouraged this initiaยญ tive. A special mention is also due to the City Council Administrators, who spared no effort to make the Conference a success


1. Philosophy of Language -- The Social Aspect of Language -- Singular Terms -- Philosophical Theorizing and Particularism: Michael Dummett on Wittgensteinโ{128}{153}s Later Philosophy of Language -- Convention and Assertion -- Meaning Theory and Anti-realism -- 2. Philosophy of Mathematics -- Anti-realism and the Philosophy of Mathematics -- Dummett and Wittgensteinโ{128}{153}s Philosophy of Mathematics -- Vestiges of Realism -- About โ{128}{156}The Philosophical Significance of Gรถdelโ{128}{153}s Theoremโ{128}{157}: some issues -- 3. Philosophy of Mind, Time and Religion -- Dummett, Realism and Other Minds -- Truth, Time and Deity -- Leaving the Past Where it Belongs -- 4. Dummettโ{128}{153}s Replies -- Reply to Davidson -- Reply to Hale -- Reply to Pears -- Reply to Picardi -- Reply to Prawitz -- Reply to Oliveri -- Reply to Penco -- Reply to Sundholm -- Reply to Wright -- Reply to Bilgrami -- Reply to McGuinness -- Reply to Schulte

Philosophy Logic Metaphysics Language and languages -- Philosophy Mathematical logic Philosophy Philosophy of Language History of Philosophy Mathematical Logic and Foundations Metaphysics Logic Philosophy general


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