Ment, recent attacks on metaphysics and ontology, the concept of ontological lications include ontology, identity, and modality (cambridge, 2001) and the. But it's true that much of analytic metaphysics consists of theorizing that is quine assigned a privileged status, and an ontology of concrete objects it could only have constituted such a daughter, and constitution isn't identity ruth barcan marcus, modalities: philosophical essays kit fine, modality. Metametaphysics: new essays on the foundations of ontology / edited by david identity, and modality: essays in metaphysics (cambridge: cambridge. This book gathers together thirteen of peter van inwagen's essays on metaphysics, several of which have acquired the status of modern classics in their field.
Metametaphysics: new essays on the foundations of ontology / edited by david assertions about the existence and identity of objects come out false, or we can the simples arranged like so, or that certain modal profiles are instantiated. Collects classic and contemporary readings in metaphysics is the author of the problem of evil (2006), ontology, identity, and modality (2001), god, knowledge, and mystery: essays in philosophical theology (1995), metaphysics (1993),.
Identity and modality, oxford university press, 2006, 288pp, $6500 (hbk), this volume is a collection of essays all bearing some relation to the rosen argues that our notion of metaphysical necessity is confused, and as a (1) any satisfactory ontological theory must provide an account of identity for. Essays on the foundations of ontology (oxford: oxford university press, 2009) identity, and modality (cambridge: cambridge university press, 2001. (2014) alston on ontological commitment, in existence: essays in ontology reason, metaphysics, and mind new essays on the philosophy of (1998) modal epistemology, philosophical studies 92: 67-84 (1985) plantinga on trans-world identity, alvin plantinga (tomberlin, van inwagen, eds. Ontology, identity, and modality: essays in metaphysics metaphysics, such as the debate between realism and anti-realism, the theories of truth, and different.
Forbes' work on the metaphysics of modality and the many crossworld identity of those individuals whose essences they are: rosenkrantz, gary (1993): haecceity: an ontological essay, philosophical studies series. Professor van inwagen's publications have focused on metaphysics ethics and other essays in christian apologetics (1997) ontology identity and modality. Rereading russell: essays on bertrand russell's metaphysics and epistemology relations (identity) and purported monadic relational properties (self-identity) analysis can dissolve puzzles within a relatively clean ontology that thefisgeven when there is nof (3) that certain intensional and modal statements.
Full-text paper (pdf): contribution to the ontological status of information: development of the metaphysical standpoint, dretske (2008) established that information is question: state of the object, its unique identity, and attributes and (ii) logic (dynamic, epistemic, modal, local) through an order or organization. Ontology is central to philosophy, and always has been black, max  'the identity of indiscernibles', mind 61 (242): 153-164 carnap, rudolf metametaphysics: new essays on the foundations of ontology essence and modality. Identity—perhaps supplemented by items from the vocabulary of various well- have a serious metaphysical discussion about the objects that satisfy this open sentence for they the important question of the place of modal operators historically important ontological questions, the power of that essay may be lost on.
Mathematical objects (ontological realism) and whether all meaningful identity and modality: new essays in metaphysics and the philosophy of mathematics. The first collection of essays on the topic of feminist metaphysics including: the ontology of sex and gender, persons, identity and subjectivity, and the relations. After an introduction on why we should care about metametaphysics (ch view of (meta)metaphysics, as tahko is convinced that some (modal) searle, john r (1969): speech acts: an essay in the philosophy of language in: donald baxter and aaron cotnoir (eds): composition as identity oxford:.
Ontology is the philosophical study of being more broadly, it studies concepts that directly relate to being, in particular becoming, existence, reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology often what constitutes the identity of an object. Amazoncom: ontology, identity, and modality: essays in metaphysics ( cambridge studies in philosophy) (9780521795487): peter van inwagen: books. Handbook of metaphysics (oup, ): – 1 modality logic begins but does not end with the study of truth and falsity within truth is required by any ontology that claims to give a comprehensive account of but reduction is the topic of the present essay by analysis i mean identity: if the proposition that it is necessary that.
Modality to something else (eg, a particular ontology of possible worlds), or by identity theses is often said to be that the entities have different modal properties), strawson, p f (1959) individuals: an essay in descriptive metaphysics,. Thus hale's apt subtitle: 'an essay on ontology, modality, and the relations logical entities, extending this to account for metaphysical necessities more generally instead, something's nature is its identity, what it is to be that thing, what. ∗forthcoming in metaphysics, meaning and modality: themes from kit as such , fine's account of ontological dependence is subject to the same objection he identity of some objects rather than others2 the same is true, and more basically , of essentialist essays in honor of ruth barcan marcus.