From arithmetic to metaphysics : a path through philosophical logic / edited by Ciro de Florio and Alessandro Giordani.

  • Berlin, [Germany] ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : De Gruyter, 2018.
  • ©2018
1 online resource (390 pages).


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Published in honor of Sergio Galvan, this collection concentrates on the application of logical and mathematical methods for the study of central issues in formal philosophy. The volume is subdivided into four sections, dedicated to logic and philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The contributions adress, from a logical point of view, some of the main topics in these areas. The first two sections include formal treatments of: truth and paradoxes; definitions by abstraction; the status of abstract objects, such as mathematical objects and universal concepts; and the structure of explicit knowledge. The last two sections include papers on classical problems in philosophy of science, such as the status of subjective probability, the notion of verisimilitude, the notion of approximation, and the theory of mind and mental causation, and specific issues in metaphysics and philosophy of religion, such as the ontology of species, actions, and intelligible worlds, and the logic of religious belonging.
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In English.
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface / De Florio, Ciro / Giordani, Alessandro
  • Hilbert's τ and ϵ in Proof Theory: a proof-theoretical representation of universal and existential statements / Abrusci, Michele
  • Truths in Contemporary Set Theory / Arrigoni, Tatiana
  • Gödel, Searle, and the Computational Theory of the (Other) Mind / Buzzoni, Marco
  • Naïve Proof and Curry's Paradox / Carrara, Massimilano
  • Exploring and extending the landscape of conjunctive approaches to verisimilitude / Festa, Roberto / Cevolani, Gustavo
  • Mental Causation and Nonreductive Physicalism, an Unhappy Marriage? / Corradini, Antonella
  • On Grounding Arithmetic / De Florio, Ciro
  • Risk vs Logic. Karl Barth and Heinrich Scholz on Faith and Reason / Fossati, Lorenzo
  • On the Ontology of Biological Species / Frigerio, Aldo
  • Who is Afraid of Subjective Probability? / Galavotti, Maria Carla
  • Agent-causation and Its Place in Nature / Gasser, Georg
  • Quantified Modal Justification Logic with Existence Predicate / Giordani, Alessandro
  • The Case for Conceptualism / Kutschera, Franz von
  • Two days in the life of a genius / Lenzen, Wolfgang
  • Multiple Religious Belonging: A Logico-Philosophical Approach / Löffler, Winfried
  • Definitions by Abstraction in the Peano School / Mancosu, Paolo
  • Intelligible Worlds / Meixner, Uwe
  • Necessary Truths and Supervaluations / Nicolai, Carlo
  • The Wittgensteinian and the ontological (3-dimensional) reaction to the naturalistic challenge / Runggaldier, Edmund
  • Measure-Entailment and Support in the Logic of Approximate Generalizations / Schurz, Gerhard / Adams, Ernest
  • Bibliography
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  • 10.1515/9783110529494
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