By Godehard Link
The philosophical method of this quantity is principally structuralist, utilizing logical instruments to enquire the formal constitution of assorted types of gadgets in our global, as characterized by means of language and as systematised by means of philosophy. This quantity customarily analyses the structural homes of collections or pluralities (with purposes to the philosophy of set theory), homogeneous gadgets like water, and the semantics and philosophy of occasions. This e-book thereby enhances algebraic paintings that has been performed on different philosophical entities, i.e. propositions, homes, kin, or occasions. positioned within the triangle of language, common sense and philosophy, this quantity is exclusive in combining the assets of other ﬁelds in an interdisciplinary company. half the fourteen chapters of this quantity are unique papers, complementing the gathering of the author's formerly released essays at the topic.
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1979). 4 Cooper, D. E. (1986), Ch. 2. 5 See, for example, O'Hear, A. (1988), Ch. 5. 6 Kittay, E. Feder (1987), p. 313. 7 Cf. Dummett, M. (1958/9). 8 Cooper, D. E. (1986), Ch. 4. 9 Cf. Barthes, R. (1964). 10 Heidegger, M. (1978), pp. 88ff. 11 Heidegger, M. (1971), pp. 99ff. 1 2 BIBLIOGRAPHY Barthes, Roland: 1964, 'La metaphore de l'oeil', in R. Barthes, Essais critiques, Seuil, Paris, pp. 238-245. : 1986, Metaphor, Blackwell, Oxford. Davidson, Donald: 1984, 'What Metaphors Mean', in D. Davidson, Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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Algebraic Semantics in Language and Philosophy by Godehard Link