Yale University Press (1980)

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Terence Parsons
University of California, Los Angeles
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In this book Terence Parsons revives the older tradition of taking such objects at face value. Using various modern techniques from logic and the philosophy of language, he formulates a metaphysical theory of nonexistent objects. The theory is given a formalization in symbolism rich enough to contain definite descriptions, modal operators, and epistemic contexts, and the book includes a discussion which relates the formalized theory explicitly to English.
Keywords Nonexistent objects
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ISBN(s) 0300024045   0300024045   9780300024043
DOI 10.2307/2185016
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