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Metaphysics, Meaning, and Modality: Themes from Kit Fine

Mircea Dumitru

Abstract

This book is the first edited volume on the philosophy of one of the most seminal and profound contemporary philosophers. The volume is intended for philosophers, linguists, and cognitive scientists interested in metaphysics, language, and philosophical logic. The readers will benefit from the debates over Kit Fine’s novel theories on meaning and representation, arbitrary objects, essence, ontological realism, metaphysics of modality, and constitution of things. The work contains original essays which evaluate both the philosophical and some of the formal seminal contributions of Kit Fine to c ... More

Keywords: Kit Fine, metaphysics, meaning, modality, analytic philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652624
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199652624.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mircea Dumitru, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

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Introduction

Mircea Dumitru

Part I Metaphysics

1 Ontology

Fred Kroon and Jonathan McKeown-Green

2 Beyond Reality?

Philip Percival

4 Fine on Arbitrary Objects

Alasdair Urquhart

6 Essence and Identity

Kathrin Koslicki

Part II Modality

14 Essence and Dependence

Jessica Wilson

15 Essence and Nominalism

Scott A. Shalkowski

Part III Language