Vol 11

(2009) Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb (Eds.): Reduction – Abstraction – Analysis.

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 11 (2009). Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb (Eds.): Reduction – Abstraction – Analysis. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Philosophers often have tried to either reduce “disagreeable” objects or concepts to (more) acceptable objects or concepts. Reduction is regarded attractive by those who subscribe to an ideal of ontological parsimony. But the topic is not just restricted to traditional metaphysics or ontology. In the philosophy of mathematics, abstraction principles, such as Hume’s principle, have been suggested to support a reconstruction of mathematics by logical means only. In the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science, the logical analysis of language has long been regarded to be the dominating paradigm, and liberalized projects of logical reconstruction remain to be driving forces of modern philosophy. This volume collects contributions comprising all those topics, including articles by Alexander Bird, Jaakko Hintikka, James Ladyman, Rohit Parikh, Gerhard Schurz, Peter Simons, Crispin Wright and Edward N. Zalta.

Table of Contents

Articles

ALTERNATIVE REDUCTIONS FOR DYNAMIC DEONTIC LOGICS PDF
Albert J. J. Anglberger
ARE NATURAL KINDS REDUCIBLE? PDF
Alexander Bird
CONTEXTUALISM, RELATIVISM, AND FACTIVITY. ANALYZING ‘KNOWLEDGE’ AFTER THE NEW LINGUISTIC TURN IN EPISTEMOLOGY PDF
Elke Brendel
DIAGONALIZATION, THE LIAR PARADOX, AND THE INCONSISTENCY OF THE FORMAL SYSTEM PRESENTED IN THE APPENDIX TO FREGE’S GRUNDGESETZE: VOLUME II PDF
Roy T. Cook
TWO ACCOUNTS OF SIMILARITY COMPARED PDF
Lieven Decock, Igor Douven
ED ZALTA’S VERSION OF NEO-LOGICISM – A FRIENDLY LETTER OF COMPLAINT PDF
Philip A. Ebert, Marcus Rossberg
PESSIMISTIC META-INDUCTION AND THE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH OF SCIENCE PDF
Ludwig Fahrbach
A PROBLEM AND A SOLUTION FOR NEO-FREGEANISM PDF
Michael Gabbay
DEFINITE DESCRIPTIONS: LANGUAGE, LOGIC, AND ELIMINATION PDF
Norbert Gratzl
ON THE BENEFITS OF A REDUCTION OF MODAL PREDICATES TO MODAL OPERATORS PDF
Volker Halbach
SUPERVENIENCE AND MORAL REALISM PDF
Alison Hills
A PROOF OF NOMINALISM: AN EXERCISE IN SUCCESSFUL REDUCTION IN LOGIC PDF
Jaakko Hintikka
HOW ABSTRACTION WORKS PDF
Leon Horsten, Hannes Leitgeb
ON THE RELATION BETWEEN GAMES IN EXTENSIVE FORM AND GAMES IN STRATEGIC FORM PDF
Simon M. Huttegger
WHAT REDUCTIONISTS BELIEVE IN PDF
Christian Kanzian
EMPIRICAL ADEQUACY AND RAMSIFICATION, II PDF
Jeffrey Ketland
WEAK PHYSICALISM AND SPECIAL SCIENCE ONTOLOGY PDF
James Ladyman
THIN OBJECTS PDF
Øystein Linnebo
FROM DESCRIPTIVE FUNCTIONS TO SETS OF ORDERED PAIRS PDF
Bernard Linsky
THE “MULTIREALIZATION” OF MULTIPLE REALIZABILITY PDF
Holger Lyre
RUSSELL’S MANY POINTS PDF
Thomas Mormann
ELIMINATING MODALITY FROM THE DETERMINISM DEBATE? MODELS VS. EQUATIONS OF PHYSICAL THEORIES PDF
Thomas Müller
CALCULI OF INDIVIDUALS AND SOME EXTENSIONS: AN OVERVIEW PDF
Karl-Georg Niebergall
FROM LANGUAGE GAMES TO SOCIAL SOFTWARE PDF
Rohit Parikh
PRESERVATION OF EMPIRICAL SUCCESS AND INTERTHEORETICAL CORRESPONDENCE: JUSTIFYING REALISM WITHOUT THE NO MIRACLES ARGUMENT PDF
Gerhard Schurz
ONTIC GENERATION: GETTING EVERYTHING FROM THE BASICS PDF
Peter Simons
DETERMINISTIC VERSUS INDETERMINISTIC DESCRIPTIONS: NOT THAT DIFFERENT AFTER ALL? PDF
Charlotte Werndl
THE METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF ABSTRACTION PDF
Crispin Wright
REPLY TO P. EBERT AND M. ROSSBERG’S FRIENDLY LETTER OF COMPLAINT PDF
Edward N. Zalta
Introduction PDF
Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb