Absolute generality

edited by Agustín Rayo and Gabriel Uzquiano

Is it possible to quantify over absolutely all there is? Or must all of our quantifiers range over a less-than-all-inclusive domain? It has commonly been thought that the question of absolute generality is intimately connected with the set-theoretic antinomies. But the topic of absolute generality has enjoyed a surge of interest in recent years. It has become increasingly apparent that its ramifications extend well beyond the foundations of set theory. Connections include semantic indeterminacy, logical consequence, higher-order languages, and metaphysics. Rayo and Uzquiano present for the first time a collection of essays on absolute generality. These newly commissioned articles -- written by an impressive array of international scholars -- draw the reader into the forefront of contemporary research on the subject. The volume represents a variety of approaches to the problem, with some of the contributions arguing for the possibility of all-inclusive quantification and some of them arguing against it. An introduction by the editors draws a helpful map of the philosophical terrain.

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Is it possible to quantify over absolutely all there is? Or must all of our quantifiers range over a less-than-all-inclusive domain? It has commonly been thought that the question of absolute generality is intimately connected with the set-theoretic antinomies. But the topic of absolute generality has enjoyed a surge of interest in recent years. It has become increasingly apparent that its ramifications extend well beyond the foundations of set theory. Connections include semantic indeterminacy, logical consequence, higher-order languages, and metaphysics. Rayo and Uzquiano present for the first time a collection of essays on absolute generality. These newly commissioned articles -- written by an impressive array of international scholars -- draw the reader into the forefront of contemporary research on the subject. The volume represents a variety of approaches to the problem, with some of the contributions arguing for the possibility of all-inclusive quantification and some of them arguing against it. An introduction by the editors draws a helpful map of the philosophical terrain.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. Relatively Unrestricted Quantification
  • 2. Context and Unrestricted Quantification
  • 3. Against 'Absolutely Everything'!
  • 4. Something About Everything: Universal Quantification in the Universal Sense of Universal Quantification
  • 5. Sets, Properties, and Unrestricted Quantification
  • 6. There's a Rule for Everything
  • 7. The Problem of Absolute Universality
  • 8. Beyond Plurals
  • 9. All Things Indefinitely Extensible
  • 10. Unrestricted Unrestricted Quantification: The Cardinal Problem of Absolute Generality
  • 11. Is it too much to ask, to ask for everything?
  • 12. Absolute Identity and Absolute Generality

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. Relatively Unrestricted Quantification
  • 2. Context and Unrestricted Quantification
  • 3. Against 'Absolutely Everything'!
  • 4. Something About Everything: Universal Quantification in the Universal Sense of Universal Quantification
  • 5. Sets, Properties, and Unrestricted Quantification
  • 6. There's a Rule for Everything
  • 7. The Problem of Absolute Universality
  • 8. Beyond Plurals
  • 9. All Things Indefinitely Extensible
  • 10. Unrestricted Unrestricted Quantification: The Cardinal Problem of Absolute Generality
  • 11. Is it too much to ask, to ask for everything?
  • 12. Absolute Identity and Absolute Generality

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書名 Absolute generality
著作者等 Cruz Gabriel Uzquiano
Rayo Agustin
Uzquiano Gabriel
Rayo Agustín
出版元 Clarendon Press;Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2006
ページ数 396 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780199276431
9780199276424
NCID BA79980620
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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