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Edward Kanterian
University of Kent at Canterbury
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    Definition and Logical Analysis in Frege.Edward Kanterian - forthcoming - In Siegener Beiträge zur Geschichte und Philosophie der Mathematik, 9.
    Joan Weiner has argued that Frege’s definitions of numbers are linguistic stipulations, with no content-preserving or ontological point: they don’t capture any determinate content of numerals, as they have none, and don’t present numbers as preexisting objects. I show that this view is based on exegetical and systematic errors. First, I demonstrate that Weiner misrepresents the Fregean notions of ‘Foundations-content’, sense, reference, and truth. I then consider the role of definitions, demonstrating that they cannot be mere linguistic stipulations, since they (...)
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    Nationalism and Philosophy.Edward Kanterian & Jonathan Egid - 2017 - 42 Magazine 2 (1).
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    Naturalism, Involved Philosophy, and the Human Predicament.Edward Kanterian - 2017 - In Fiona Ellis (ed.), New Models of Religious Understanding. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. pp. 59-78.
    Scientistic naturalism is an important current in contemporary philosophy, but it offers a skewed and impoverished account of nature, human existence, and the nature of philosophy. I first present and contrast this form of naturalism with two opposing varieties: extended and expansive naturalism. As I show, extended and especially expansive naturalism point toward a conception of philosophy as an “involved,” hermeneutic discipline, which is incompatible with scientistic naturalism. This conception of philosophy is then enriched by taking into account Cottingham’s religious (...)
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    The Ideality of Space and Time: Trendelenburg Versus Kant, Fischer and Bird.Edward Kanterian - 2013 - Kantian Review 18 (2):263-288.
    Trendelenburg argued that Kant's arguments in support of transcendental idealism ignored the possibility that space and time are both ideal and real. Recently, Graham Bird has claimed that Trendelenburg (unlike his contemporary Kuno Fischer) misrepresented Kant, confusing two senses of . I defend Trendelenburg's : the ideas of space and time, as a priori and necessary, are ideal, but this does not exclude their validity in the noumenal realm. This undermines transcendental idealism. Bird's attempt to show that the Analytic considers, (...)
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  5. Puzzles About Descriptive Names.Edward Kanterian - 2009 - Linguistics and Philosophy 32 (4):409-428.
    This article explores Gareth Evans’s idea that there are such things as descriptive names, i.e. referring expressions introduced by a definite description which have, unlike ordinary names, a descriptive content. Several ignored semantic and modal aspects of this idea are spelled out, including a hitherto little explored notion of rigidity, super-rigidity. The claim that descriptive names are (rigidified) descriptions, or abbreviations thereof, is rejected. It is then shown that Evans’s theory leads to certain puzzles concerning the referential status of descriptive (...)
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    Anmerkungen I-V, Gesamtausgabe 97. [REVIEW]Edward Kanterian - 2018 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (2).
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    Wittgenstein and His Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker.Guy Kahane, Edward Kanterian & Oskari Kuusela (eds.) - 2007 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Reason’s Disunity with Itself: Comments on Adrian Moore on Kant’s Dialectic of Human Reason.Edward Kanterian - unknown
    Adrian Moore develops a helpful distinction between good and bad metaphysics. Employing this distinction, I argue, first, that some contemporary metaphysical theories might be ‘bad’, insofar as they employ, unreflectively, concepts akin to Kant’s Ideas of reason. Second, I investigate the difficulty Kant himself has with explaining our craving for bad metaphysics. Third, I raise some problems for Kant’s doctrine of ‘transcendental cognition’, which rests on the difficult assumption that Ideas have objective reality. I conclude that, while Kant has given (...)
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    Kripke’s Metalinguistic Apparatus and the Analysis of Definite Descriptions.Edward Kanterian - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 156 (3):363-387.
    This article reconsiders Kripke’s ( 1977 , in: French, Uehling & Wettstein (eds) Contemporary perspectives in the philosophy of language, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis) pragmatic, univocal account of the attributive-referential distinction in terms of a metalinguistic apparatus consisting of semantic reference and speaker reference. It is argued that Kripke’s strongest methodological argument supporting the pragmatic account, the parallel applicability of the apparatus to both names and definite descriptions, is successful only if descriptions are treated as designators in both attributive (...)
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    Pirmin Stekeler‐Weithofer, Formen der Anschauung. Eine Philosophie der Mathematik (Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2008) 400, Price 49.95 Euro.Edward Kanterian - 2014 - Philosophical Investigations 37 (1):91-94.
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    Baumgarten, Alexander., Metaphysics: A Critical Translation, with Kant’s Elucidations, Selected Notes, and Related Materials. [REVIEW]Edward Kanterian - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 67 (4):867-869.
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    Philosophy as Poetry? Reflections on Wittgenstein's Style.Edward Kanterian - 2012 - Wittgenstein-Studien 3 (1):95-132.
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    Franz Michael Tübinger Platonismus: Die gemeinsamen philosophischen Anfangsgründe von Hölderlin, Schelling und Hegel. First edition. Tübingen: Francke Verlag, 2012. ISBN 3772084486 . ISBN 978-3772084485. Pp. 240. 49 €. [REVIEW]Edward Kanterian - 2014 - Hegel Bulletin 35 (1):116-122.
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    Carl Stumpf Und Gottlob Frege – By Wolfgang Ewen.Edward Kanterian - 2011 - Philosophical Investigations 34 (3):312-317.
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    Privacy and Private Language.Edward Kanterian - unknown
    I discuss Wittgenstein’s private language arguments in both the broad and the narrow sense, focusing on some key sections in PI §§243–315. I begin by introducing the traditional ideas Wittgenstein’s arguments can be seen as undermining.
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    Robinson, Daniel N., How Is Nature Possible? Kant’s Project in the First Critique.Edward Kanterian - 2013 - Review of Metaphysics 66 (3):597-599.
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    Bodies in Prolegomena §13: Noumena or Phenomena?Edward Kanterian - unknown
    This article discusses Kant's transcendental idealism in relation to his perplexing use of ‘body’ and related terms in Prolegomena §13. Here Kant admits the existence of bodies external to us, although unknown as what they might be in themselves. It is argued that we need to distinguish between a phenomenal and a noumenal use of ‘body’ to make sense of Kant's argument. The most important recent discussions of this passage, i.e., Prauss, Langton and Bird, are presented and shown to suffer (...)
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    True to Life. Why Truth Matters – by Michael P. Lynch.Edward Kanterian - 2007 - Philosophical Investigations 30 (4):389–393.
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    What is Enlightenment?, by Samuel Fleischacker. London & New York: Routledge, 2013, 235 Pp. ISBN Paperback 978-0-415-49781-7. [REVIEW]Edward Kanterian - 2014 - European Journal of Philosophy 22 (S3):e1-e3.
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    Memory, Justice and the Court: On the Dimensions of Memory-Justice Under the Rome Statute.Christopher J. Piranio & Edward Kanterian - unknown
    This article explores the possibility of locating an ‘ethics of memory’ respecting commission of mass atrocities via the link between justice, truth and memory. First, it suggests a typology for memory in relation to justice in its retributive and restorative aspects. Second, it explores how so-called ‘memory-justice’ arises in the course of international proceedings—and particularly given its significance under the Rome Statute—by considering, critically, the international community's ability to repair or restitute injury by engaging in memory in ‘the right way’. (...)
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    True to Life. Why Truth Matters? By Michael P. Lynch.Edward Kanterian - unknown
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  22. On Truth in Holocaust Diaries.Edward Kanterian - unknown
     
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    Approaches to Wittgenstein: Collected Papers.Edward Kanterian - 2005 - Philosophical Investigations 28 (1):76-80.
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    Cioran als Nihilist, Skeptiker und politischer Essayist.Edward Kanterian - 2017 - Philosophische Rundschau 64 (4):349-374.
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  25. Frege's Definition of Number: No Ontological Agenda?Edward Kanterian - unknown
    Joan Weiner has argued that Frege’s definitions of numbers constitute linguistic stipulations that carry no ontological commitment: they don’t present numbers as pre-existing objects. This paper offers a critical discussion of this view, showing that it is vitiated by serious exegetical errors and that it saddles Frege’s project with insuperable substantive difficulties. It is first demonstrated that Weiner misrepresents the Fregean notions of so-called Foundations-content, and of sense, reference, and truth. The discussion then focuses on the role of definitions in (...)
     
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    Hegel's Tale in Romania.Edward Kanterian - 2013 - In Lisa Herzog (ed.), Hegel's Thought in Europe: Currents, Crosscurrents and Undercurrents. pp. 49.
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  27. On the Moral Dimension of the Investigation of Totalitarianism.Edward Kanterian - unknown
     
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    Kant, God and Metaphysics: The Secret Thorn.Edward Kanterian - 2017 - Routledge.
    Kant is widely acknowledged as the greatest philosopher of modern times. He undertook his famous critical turn to save human freedom and morality from the challenge of determinism and materialism. Intertwined with his metaphysical interests, however, he also had theological commitments, which have received insufficient attention. He believed that man is a fallen creature and in need of ‘redemption’. He intended to provide a fortress protecting religious faith from the failure of rationalist metaphysics, from the atheistic strands of the Enlightenment, (...)
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    Ludwig Wittgenstein.Edward Kanterian - 2007 - Reaktion Books.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein is generally considered as the greatest philosopher since Immanuel Kant, and his personal life, work, and his historical moment intertwined in a fascinating, complex web. Noted scholar Edward Kanterian explores these intersections in Ludwig Wittgenstein, the newest title in the acclaimed Critical Lives series. -/- Wittgenstein’s works—from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to the posthumously published Philosophical Investigations —are notoriously dense, and Kanterian carefully distills them here, proposing thought-provoking new interpretations. Yet the philosopher’s passions were not solely confined to theoretical musings, (...)
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  30. Peter Hacker: Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies. [REVIEW]Edward Kanterian - 2003 - Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 56 (4).
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  31. Timothy McCarthy/Sean C. Stidd : Wittgenstein in America. [REVIEW]Edward Kanterian - 2002 - Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 55 (4).
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