David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophia Mathematica 8 (2):124-149 (2000)
Syntactic Reductionism, as understood here, is the view that the ‘logical forms’ of sentences in which reference to abstract objects appears to be made are misleading so that, on analysis, we can see that no expressions which even purport to refer to abstract objects are present in such sentences. After exploring the motivation for such a view, and arguing that no previous argument against it succeeds, sentences involving generalized quantifiers, such as ‘most’, are examined. It is then argued, on this basis, that Syntactic Reductionism is untenable.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
G. A. Antonelli (2010). Notions of Invariance for Abstraction Principles. Philosophia Mathematica 18 (3):276-292.
Øystein Linnebo (2012). Metaontological Minimalism. Philosophy Compass 7 (2):139-151.
Chris Daly (2015). Bait and Switch Philosophy. Analysis 75 (3):372-379.
Katherine Hawley (2007). Neo‐Fregeanism and Quantifier Variance. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 81 (1):233 - 249.
Chris Daly & Simon Langford (2011). Two Anti-Platonist Strategies. Mind 119 (476):1107-1116.
Similar books and articles
Robert N. Brandon (1984). Grene on Mechanism and Reductionism: More Than Just a Side Issue. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:345 - 353.
Jonathan Fleischmann (2010). Syntactic Preservation Theorems for Intuitionistic Predicate Logic. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 51 (2):225-245.
Sebastian Lutz (2014). What's Right with a Syntactic Approach to Theories and Models? Erkenntnis (S8):1-18.
Axel Gelfert (2009). Indefensible Middle Ground for Local Reductionism About Testimony. Ratio 22 (2):170-190.
Geoffrey K. Pullum & Kyle Rawlins (2007). Argument or No Argument? Linguistics and Philosophy 30 (2):277 - 287.
Jennifer Lackey (2005). Testimony and the Infant/Child Objection. Philosophical Studies 126 (2):163 - 190.
Anne Jaap Jacobson (2005). Is the Brain a Memory Box? Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (3):271-278.
D. Gene Witmer (2003). Dupre's Anti-Essentialist Objection to Reductionism. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (211):181-200.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads42 ( #94,617 of 1,790,256 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #320,602 of 1,790,256 )
How can I increase my downloads?