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Empty Names, Fiction, and the Puzzles of Non-Existence
Empty Names, Fiction and the Puzzle of Non-Existence contains 13 important new papers concerning the semantic and metaphysical issues arising from empty names, existence, and the nature of fiction.Expand
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Number Determiners, Numbers, and Arithmetic
and both of these statements seem to be identity statements, ones with which we claim that what two singular terms stand for is identical. But that number words can occur both as singular terms andExpand
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Inexpressible Properties and Propositions
Inexpressible properties and propositions play an important role in various metaphysical debates, in particular in the attempt to refute views that closely relate properties to predicates, andExpand
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The Meta‐Problem of Change
One of the central problems in metaphysics over the last so many centuries has been the problem of change. It plays an important role in a variety of large scale metaphysical debates, in particularExpand
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Proof-Theoretic Reduction As A Philosopher's Tool
1. PROOF-THEORETIC REDUCTION AND HILBERT ’ S PROGRAM Hilbert’s program in the philosophy of mathematics comes in two parts. One part is a technical part. To carry out this part of the program one hasExpand
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HOW TO ENDURE
The terms ‘endurance’ and ‘perdurance’ are commonly thought to denote distinct ways for an object to persist, but it is surprisingly hard to say what these are. The common approach, defining them inExpand
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Carnap’s Big Idea
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A Puzzle about Ontology
Ontology is the philosophical discipline that tries to find out what there is: what entities make up reality, what is the stuff the world is made from? Thus, ontology is part of metaphysics, and inExpand
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