Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth

Philosophical Review 111 (3):462-465 (2002)

The aim of this short book is to discuss the traditional topics of philosophical logic without the “formalistic fetishism and scholasticism” that McGinn associates with recent work in the field. The writing is indeed crisp, engaging, and free of formalisms. The book consists of five separate essays—one each on identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth—loosely united by the general theme that these “logical properties” are real and irreducible. “These concepts,” McGinn says, “form a conceptual bedrock; they stand, as it were, underneath all our other concepts. They have no analysis”.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0031-8108
DOI 10.1215/00318108-111-3-462
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 45,283
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Demonstratives: An Essay on the Semantics, Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology of Demonstratives and Other Indexicals.David Kaplan - 1989 - In Joseph Almog, John Perry & Howard Wettstein (eds.), Themes From Kaplan. Oxford University Press. pp. 481-563.
On Saying That.Donald Davidson - 1968 - Synthese 19 (1-2):130-146.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Non‐Propositional Attitudes.Alex Grzankowski - 2013 - Philosophy Compass 8 (12):1123-1137.
Predication and Extensionalization.Bjørn Jespersen - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 37 (5):479 - 499.
The Things We Do with Identity.Alexis Burgess - 2018 - Mind 127 (505):105-128.
Pluralism and the Absence of Truth.Jeremy Wyatt - 2014 - Dissertation, University of Connecticut

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
49 ( #177,328 of 2,279,967 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #828,945 of 2,279,967 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature