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Quantifiers, Quantifiers, and Quantifiers: Themes in Logic, Metaphysics, and Language

Editors: Torza, Alessandro (Ed.)

  • First book to be entirely devoted to the philosophy of quantifiers
  • Discusses the import of quantification across multiple areas of logic and philosophy
  • Featuring original essays by junior and senior scholars
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About this book

This volume covers a wide range of topics that fall under the 'philosophy of quantifiers', a philosophy that spans across multiple areas such as logic, metaphysics, epistemology and even the history of philosophy. It discusses the import of quantifier variance in the model theory of mathematics. It advances an argument for the uniqueness of quantifier meaning in terms of Evert Beth’s notion of implicit definition and clarifies the oldest explicit formulation of quantifier variance: the one proposed by Rudolf Carnap.

The volume further examines what it means that a quantifier can have multiple meanings and addresses how existential vagueness can induce vagueness in our modal notions. Finally, the book explores the role played by quantifiers with respect to various kinds of semantic paradoxes, the logicality issue, ontological commitment, and the behavior of quantifiers in intensional contexts.

About the authors

Alessandro Torza received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University. He is currently an Associate Research Fellow at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He works in metaphysics and neighboring areas, especially the philosophy of logic and language.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Torza, Alessandro

    Pages 1-15

  • Which Quantifiers Are Logical? A Combined Semantical and Inferential Criterion

    Feferman, Solomon

    Pages 19-30

  • Implicit Definitions, Second-Order Quantifiers, and the Robustness of the Logical Operators

    Koslow, Arnold

    Pages 31-49

  • Quantifiers Are Logical Constants, but Only Ambiguously

    Shin, Sun-Joo

    Pages 51-70

  • Conjunctive, Disjunctive, Negative Objects and Generalized Quantification

    Akiba, Ken

    Pages 73-95

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eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18362-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18361-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37345-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantifiers, Quantifiers, and Quantifiers: Themes in Logic, Metaphysics, and Language
Editors
  • Alessandro Torza
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
373
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18362-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18362-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18361-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37345-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 526
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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