Search results for 'Abstraction' (try it on Scholar)

999 found
Sort by:
  1. Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther (2014). James and Dewey on Abstraction. The Pluralist 9 (2):1-28.score: 24.0
    Reification is to abstraction as disease is to health. Whereas abstraction is singling out, symbolizing, and systematizing, reification is neglecting abstractive context, especially functional, historical, and analytical-level context. William James and John Dewey provide similar and nuanced arguments regarding the perils and promises of abstraction. They share an abstraction-reification account. The stages of abstraction and the concepts of “vicious abstractionism,” “/the/ psychologist’s fallacy,” and “the philosophic fallacy” in the works of these pragmatists are here analyzed (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Kit Fine (2002). The Limits of Abstraction. Oxford University Press.score: 24.0
    Kit Fine develops a Fregean theory of abstraction, and suggests that it may yield a new philosophical foundation for mathematics, one that can account for both our reference to various mathematical objects and our knowledge of various mathematical truths. The Limits of Abstraction breaks new ground both technically and philosophically.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Stephen Laurence & Eric Margolis (2012). Abstraction and the Origin of General Ideas. Philosophers' Imprint 12 (19):1-22.score: 24.0
    Philosophers have often claimed that general ideas or representations have their origin in abstraction, but it remains unclear exactly what abstraction as a psychological process consists in. We argue that the Lockean aspiration of using abstraction to explain the origins of all general representations cannot work and that at least some general representations have to be innate. We then offer an explicit framework for understanding abstraction, one that treats abstraction as a computational process that operates (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Demetris P. Portides (2005). A Theory of Scientific Model Construction: The Conceptual Process of Abstraction and Concretisation. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 10 (1):67-88.score: 24.0
    The process of abstraction and concretisation is a label used for an explicative theory of scientific model-construction. In scientific theorising this process enters at various levels. We could identify two principal levels of abstraction that are useful to our understanding of theory-application. The first level is that of selecting a small number of variables and parameters abstracted from the universe of discourse and used to characterise the general laws of a theory. In classical mechanics, for example, we select (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Luciano Floridi (2008). The Method of Levels of Abstraction. Minds and Machines 18 (3):303-329.score: 24.0
    The use of “levels of abstraction” in philosophical analysis (levelism) has recently come under attack. In this paper, I argue that a refined version of epistemological levelism should be retained as a fundamental method, called the method of levels of abstraction. After a brief introduction, in section “Some Definitions and Preliminary Examples” the nature and applicability of the epistemological method of levels of abstraction is clarified. In section “A Classic Application of the Method ofion”, the philosophical fruitfulness (...)
    Direct download (11 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Margaret Catherine Morrison (2006). Scientific Understanding and Mathematical Abstraction. Philosophia 34 (3):337-353.score: 24.0
    This paper argues for two related theses. The first is that mathematical abstraction can play an important role in shaping the way we think about and hence understand certain phenomena, an enterprise that extends well beyond simply representing those phenomena for the purpose of calculating/predicting their behaviour. The second is that much of our contemporary understanding and interpretation of natural selection has resulted from the way it has been described in the context of statistics and mathematics. I argue for (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Philip Percival (2011). Predicate Abstraction, the Limits of Quantification, and the Modality of Existence. Philosophical Studies 156 (3):389-416.score: 24.0
    For various reasons several authors have enriched classical first order syntax by adding a predicate abstraction operator. “Conservatives” have done so without disturbing the syntax of the formal quantifiers but “revisionists” have argued that predicate abstraction motivates the universal quantifier’s re-classification from an expression that combines with a variable to yield a sentence from a sentence, to an expression that combines with a one-place predicate to yield a sentence. My main aim is to advance the cause of predicate (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Timothy Colburn & Gary Shute (2007). Abstraction in Computer Science. Minds and Machines 17 (2):169-184.score: 24.0
    We characterize abstraction in computer science by first comparing the fundamental nature of computer science with that of its cousin mathematics. We consider their primary products, use of formalism, and abstraction objectives, and find that the two disciplines are sharply distinguished. Mathematics, being primarily concerned with developing inference structures, has information neglect as its abstraction objective. Computer science, being primarily concerned with developing interaction patterns, has information hiding as its abstraction objective. We show that abstraction (...)
    Direct download (13 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Øystein Linnebo (2010). Some Criteria for Acceptable Abstraction. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 52 (3):331-338.score: 24.0
    Which abstraction principles are acceptable? A variety of criteria have been proposed, in particular irenicity, stability, conservativeness, and unboundedness. This note charts their logical relations. This answers some open questions and corrects some old answers.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Richard Levins (2006). Strategies of Abstraction. Biology and Philosophy 21 (5):741-755.score: 24.0
    Abstraction is seen as an active process which both enlightens and obscures. Abstractions are not true or false but relatively enlightening or obscuring according to the problem under study; different abstractions may grasp different aspects of a problem. Abstractions may be useless if they can answer questions only about themselves. A theoretical enterprise explores reality through acluster of abstractions that use different perspectives, temporal and horizontal scales, and assumes different givens.
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. G. Aldo Antonelli (2010). Numerical Abstraction Via the Frege Quantifier. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 51 (2):161-179.score: 24.0
    This paper presents a formalization of first-order arithmetic characterizing the natural numbers as abstracta of the equinumerosity relation. The formalization turns on the interaction of a nonstandard cardinality quantifier with an abstraction operator assigning objects to predicates. The project draws its philosophical motivation from a nonreductionist conception of logicism, a deflationary view of abstraction, and an approach to formal arithmetic that emphasizes the cardinal properties of the natural numbers over the structural ones.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Jonathan Payne (2013). Abstraction Relations Need Not Be Reflexive. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 2 (2):137-147.score: 24.0
    Neo-Fregeans such as Bob Hale and Crispin Wright seek a foundation of mathematics based on abstraction principles. These are sentences involving a relation called the abstraction relation. It is usually assumed that abstraction relations must be equivalence relations, so reflexive, symmetric and transitive. In this article I argue that abstraction relations need not be reflexive. I furthermore give an application of non-reflexive abstraction relations to restricted abstraction principles.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Timothy Colburn & Gary Shute (2010). Abstraction, Law, and Freedom in Computer Science. Metaphilosophy 41 (3):345-364.score: 24.0
    Abstract: Laws of computer science are prescriptive in nature but can have descriptive analogs in the physical sciences. Here, we describe a law of conservation of information in network programming, and various laws of computational motion (invariants) for programming in general, along with their pedagogical utility. Invariants specify constraints on objects in abstract computational worlds, so we describe language and data abstraction employed by software developers and compare them to Floridi's concept of levels of abstraction. We also consider (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. Bob Hale (2000). Abstraction and Set Theory. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 41 (4):379--398.score: 24.0
    The neo-Fregean program in the philosophy of mathematics seeks a foundation for a substantial part of mathematics in abstraction principles—for example, Hume’s Principle: The number of Fs D the number of Gs iff the Fs and Gs correspond one-one—which can be regarded as implicitly definitional of fundamental mathematical concepts—for example, cardinal number. This paper considers what kind of abstraction principle might serve as the basis for a neo- Fregean set theory. Following a brief review of the main difficulties (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. Wayne Aitken & Jeffrey A. Barrett (2008). Abstraction in Algorithmic Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 37 (1):23 - 43.score: 24.0
    We develop a functional abstraction principle for the type-free algorithmic logic introduced in our earlier work. Our approach is based on the standard combinators but is supplemented by the novel use of evaluation trees. Then we show that the abstraction principle leads to a Curry fixed point, a statement C that asserts C ⇒ A where A is any given statement. When A is false, such a C yields a paradoxical situation. As discussed in our earlier work, this (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  16. Nicola Angius (2013). Abstraction and Idealization in the Formal Verification of Software Systems. Minds and Machines 23 (2):211-226.score: 24.0
    Questions concerning the epistemological status of computer science are, in this paper, answered from the point of view of the formal verification framework. State space reduction techniques adopted to simplify computational models in model checking are analysed in terms of Aristotelian abstractions and Galilean idealizations characterizing the inquiry of empirical systems. Methodological considerations drawn here are employed to argue in favour of the scientific understanding of computer science as a discipline. Specifically, reduced models gained by Dataion are acknowledged as Aristotelian (...)
    Direct download (15 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. Tokuyasu Kakuta, Makoto Haraguchi & Yoshiaki Okubo (1997). A Goal-Dependent Abstraction for Legal Reasoning by Analogy. Artificial Intelligence and Law 5 (1-2):97-118.score: 24.0
    This paper presents a new algorithm to find an appropriate similarityunder which we apply legal rules analogically. Since there may exist a lotof similarities between the premises of rule and a case in inquiry, we haveto select an appropriate similarity that is relevant to both thelegal rule and a top goal of our legal reasoning. For this purpose, a newcriterion to distinguish the appropriate similarities from the others isproposed and tested. The criterion is based on Goal-DependentAbstraction (GDA) to select a (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. Jan van Leeuwen (2014). On Floridi's Method of Levels of Abstraction. Minds and Machines 24 (1):5-17.score: 24.0
    ion is arguably one of the most important methods in modern science in analysing and understanding complex phenomena. In his book The Philosophy of Information, Floridi (The philosophy of information. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011) presents the method of levels of abstraction as the main method of the Philosophy of Information. His discussion of abstraction as a method seems inspired by the formal methods and frameworks of computer science, in which abstraction is operationalised extensively in programming languages (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  19. Andrew M. Winters (2014). The Evolutionary Relevance of Abstraction and Representation. Biosemiotics 7 (1):125-139.score: 24.0
    This paper investigates the roles that abstraction and representation have in activities associated with language. Activities such as associative learning and counting require both the abilities to abstract from and accurately represent the environment. These activities are successfully carried out among vocal learners aside from humans, thereby suggesting that nonhuman animals share something like our capacity for abstraction and representation. The identification of these capabilities in other species provides additional insights into the development of language.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  20. Michael Anthony Istvan (2011). The Link Between Berkeley’s Refutation of Abstraction and His Refutation of Materialism. Methodus 6:78-105.score: 24.0
    This paper engages the controversy as to whether there is a link between Berkeley’s refutation of abstraction and his refutation of materialism. I argue that there is a strong link. In the opening paragraph I show that materialism being true requires and is required by the possibility of abstraction, and that the obviousness of this fact suggests that the real controversy is whether there is a link between Berkeley’s refutation of materialism and his refutation of the possibility of (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  21. Sebastian Lutz, Justifying Idealization by Abstraction.score: 24.0
    I show how omissions lead to robustness and can justify distortions, and I give inferentially relevant explications of abstraction and idealization. Abstraction is explicated as the omission of all and only those claims that use a specific vocabulary; idealization is explicated as the distortion of only those claims that use a specific vocabulary. With these explications, abstraction can justify idealization. As examples of how abstraction justifies idealization and leads to robustness, I discuss Beauchamp and Childress's four (...)
    Translate to English
    |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  22. Whitney Tabor, Pyeong W. Cho & Harry Dankowicz (2013). Birth of an Abstraction: A Dynamical Systems Account of the Discovery of an Elsewhere Principle in a Category Learning Task. Cognitive Science 37 (7):1193-1227.score: 24.0
    Human participants and recurrent (“connectionist”) neural networks were both trained on a categorization system abstractly similar to natural language systems involving irregular (“strong”) classes and a default class. Both the humans and the networks exhibited staged learning and a generalization pattern reminiscent of the Elsewhere Condition (Kiparsky, 1973). Previous connectionist accounts of related phenomena have often been vague about the nature of the networks’ encoding systems. We analyzed our network using dynamical systems theory, revealing topological and geometric properties that can (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  23. Andreea Smaranda Aldea (2014). Husserl's Break From Brentano Reconsidered: Abstraction and the Structure of Consciousness. Axiomathes 24 (3):395-426.score: 24.0
    The paper contends that abstraction lies at the core of the philosophical and methodological rupture that occurred between Husserl and his mentor Franz Brentano. To accomplish this, it explores the notion of abstraction at work in these two thinkers’ methodological discussions through their respective claims regarding the structure of consciousness, and shows that how Husserl and Brentano analyze the structure of consciousness conditions and strictly delineates the nature and reach of their methods of inquiry. The paper pays close (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  24. Steven E. Wallis (2014). Abstraction and Insight: Building Better Conceptual Systems to Support More Effective Social Change. Foundations of Science 19 (4):353-362.score: 24.0
    When creating theory to understand or implement change at the social and/or organizational level, it is generally accepted that part of the theory building process includes a process of abstraction. While the process of abstraction is well understood, it is not so well understood how abstractions “fit” together to enable the creation of better theory. Starting with a few simple ideas, this paper explores one way we work with abstractions. This exploration challenges the traditionally held importance of abstracting (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  25. Anne Drapkin Lyerly & Mary Briody Mahowald (2001). Maternal-Fetal Surgery: The Fallacy of Abstraction and the Problem of Equipoise. [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis 9 (2):151-165.score: 24.0
    When surgery is performed on pregnant women forthe sake of the fetus (MFS or maternal fetalsurgery), it is often discussed in terms of thefetus alone. This usage exemplifies whatphilosophers call the fallacy of abstraction: considering a concept as if it were separablefrom another concept whose meaning isessentially related to it. In light of theirpotential separability, research on pregnantwomen raises the possibility of conflictsbetween the interests of the woman and those ofthe fetus. Such research should meet therequirement of equipoise, i.e., (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  26. Raphael Scholl & Massimo Pigliucci (forthcoming). The Proximate–Ultimate Distinction and Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Causal Irrelevance Versus Explanatory Abstraction. Biology and Philosophy:1-18.score: 22.0
    Mayr’s proximate–ultimate distinction has received renewed interest in recent years. Here we discuss its role in arguments about the relevance of developmental to evolutionary biology. We show that two recent critiques of the proximate–ultimate distinction fail to explain why developmental processes in particular should be of interest to evolutionary biologists. We trace these failures to a common problem: both critiques take the proximate–ultimate distinction to neglect specific causal interactions in nature. We argue that this is implausible, and that the distinction (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  27. Holger Mitterer, Yiya Chen & Xiaolin Zhou (2011). Phonological Abstraction in Processing Lexical-Tone Variation: Evidence From a Learning Paradigm. Cognitive Science 35 (1):184-197.score: 22.0
    There is a growing consensus that the mental lexicon contains both abstract and word-specific acoustic information. To investigate their relative importance for word recognition, we tested to what extent perceptual learning is word specific or generalizable to other words. In an exposure phase, participants were divided into two groups; each group was semantically biased to interpret an ambiguous Mandarin tone contour as either tone1 or tone2. In a subsequent test phase, the perception of ambiguous contours was dependent on the exposure (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  28. Roberto Finelli (2007). Abstraction Versus Contradiction: Observations on Chris Arthur's The New Dialectic and Marx's 'Capital'. Historical Materialism 15 (2):61-74.score: 21.0
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  29. Anselm Jappe (2013). Sohn-Rethel and the Origin of 'Real Abstraction': A Critique of Production or a Critique of Circulation? Historical Materialism 21 (1):3-14.score: 21.0
    No categories
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  30. R. D. Rollinger (1993). Meinong and Husserl on Abstraction and Universals: From Hume Studies I to Logical Investigations Ii. Rodopi.score: 21.0
    INTRODUCTION! In almost every area of contemporary philosophy the impact of Franz Brentano or his pupils can be detected. ...
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  31. Alberto Toscano (2010). Beyond Abstraction: Marx and the Critique of the Critique of Religion. Historical Materialism 18 (1):3-29.score: 21.0
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  32. Lisa H. Schwartzman (2006). Abstraction, Idealization, and Oppression. Metaphilosophy 37 (5):565-588.score: 21.0
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  33. Christopher J. Arthur (2009). Contradiction and Abstraction: A Reply to Finelli. Historical Materialism 17 (1):170-182.score: 21.0
    No categories
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  34. Stephan Körner (1971). Abstraction in Science and Morals: The Twenty-Fourth Arthur Stanley Eddington Memorial Lecture Delivered at Cambridge University, 2 February 1971. London,Cambridge University Press.score: 21.0
    EDDINGTON frequently insisted on the ' necessity for an outlook beyond physics ' , and was deeply interested in the relations between science and other ways ...
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  35. Stephen Rainey (forthcoming). The Method of Levels of Abstraction in Pluralism and Governance of Dialogical Interaction. Topoi:1-11.score: 21.0
    This paper deploys elements of the philosophy of information (PoI) in order to explore ideas of dialogical governance. Dialogue in the governance of contentious issues is at least partly a response to the recognition of pluralism among perspectives on various issues. This recognition is prevalent in the context of European governance. However, it is a first step to a better understanding of diverging opinion, rather than an end point. This paper argues that the PoI offers a fruitful path to follow (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  36. Dedre Gentner, Jeffrey Loewenstein, Leigh Thompson & Kenneth D. Forbus (2009). Reviving Inert Knowledge: Analogical Abstraction Supports Relational Retrieval of Past Events. Cognitive Science 33 (8):1343-1382.score: 21.0
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  37. Joachim F. Wohlwill (1957). The Abstraction and Conceptualization of Form, Color, and Number. Journal of Experimental Psychology 53 (5):304.score: 21.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  38. Vito Modigliani (1974). Abstraction of Unidimensional Concepts From Larger Conceptual Systems. Journal of Experimental Psychology 102 (2):341.score: 21.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  39. Winifred Strange, Terrence Keeney, Frank S. Kessel & James J. Jenkins (1970). Abstraction Over Time of Prototypes From Distortions of Random Dot Patterns: A Replication. Journal of Experimental Psychology 83 (3, Pt.1):508-510.score: 21.0
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  40. Homa Donald, Cross Joseph, Cornell Don, Goldman David & Shwartz Steven (1973). Prototype Abstraction and Classification of New Instances as a Function of Number of Instances Defining the Prototype. Journal of Experimental Psychology 101 (1):116.score: 21.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  41. Stuart Katz (1973). Role of Instructions in Abstraction of Linguistic Ideas. Journal of Experimental Psychology 98 (1):79-84.score: 21.0
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  42. James M. McQueen, Anne Cutler & Dennis Norris (2006). Phonological Abstraction in the Mental Lexicon. Cognitive Science 30 (6):1113-1126.score: 21.0
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  43. Willis Doney (ed.) (1989). Berkeley on Abstraction and Abstract Ideas. Garland.score: 21.0
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  44. Julius R. Weinberg (1965). Abstraction, Relation, and Induction. University of Wisconsin Press.score: 21.0
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  45. Yuko Munakata Maria Kharitonova (2011). The Role of Representations in Executive Function: Investigating a Developmental Link Between Flexibility and Abstraction. Frontiers in Psychology 2.score: 20.0
    Young children often perseverate, engaging in previously correct, but no longer appropriate behaviors. One account posits that such perseveration results from the use of stimulus-specific representations of a situation, which are distinct from abstract, generalizable representations that support flexible behavior. Previous findings supported this account, demonstrating that only children who flexibly switch between rules could generalize their behavior to novel stimuli. However, this link between flexibility and generalization might reflect general cognitive abilities, or depend upon similarities across the measures or (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  46. Eric Thomas Updike (2012). Abstraction in Fitch's Basic Logic. History and Philosophy of Logic 33 (3):215-243.score: 18.0
    Fitch's basic logic is an untyped illative combinatory logic with unrestricted principles of abstraction effecting a type collapse between properties (or concepts) and individual elements of an abstract syntax. Fitch does not work axiomatically and the abstraction operation is not a primitive feature of the inductive clauses defining the logic. Fitch's proof that basic logic has unlimited abstraction is not clear and his proof contains a number of errors that have so far gone undetected. This paper corrects (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  47. Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther (2009). Character Analysis in Cladistics: Abstraction, Reification, and the Search for Objectivity. Acta Biotheoretica 57:129-162.score: 18.0
    The dangers of character reification for cladistic inference are explored. The identification and analysis of characters always involves theory-laden abstraction—there is no theory-free “view from nowhere.” Given theory-ladenness, and given a real world with actual objects and processes, how can we separate robustly real biological characters from uncritically reified characters? One way to avoid reification is through the employment of objectivity criteria that give us good methods for identifying robust primary homology statements. I identify six such criteria and explore (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  48. Adam Etinson (2013). Human Rights, Claimability and the Uses of Abstraction. Utilitas 25 (4):463-486.score: 18.0
    This article addresses the so-called to human rights. Focusing specifically on the work of Onora O'Neill, the article challenges two important aspects of her version of this objection. First: its narrowness. O'Neill understands the claimability of a right to depend on the identification of its duty-bearers. But there is good reason to think that the claimability of a right depends on more than just that, which makes abstract (and not welfare) rights the most natural target of her objection (section II). (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  49. Bob Hale & Crispin Wright (2008). Abstraction and Additional Nature. Philosophia Mathematica 16 (2):182-208.score: 18.0
    What is wrong with abstraction’, Michael Potter and Peter Sullivan explain a further objection to the abstractionist programme in the foundations of mathematics which they first presented in their ‘Hale on Caesar’ and which they believe our discussion in The Reason's Proper Study misunderstood. The aims of the present note are: To get the character of this objection into sharper focus; To explore further certain of the assumptions—primarily, about reference-fixing in mathematics, about certain putative limitations of abstractionist set theory, (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
1 — 50 / 999