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All There Is: On the Semantics of Quantification over Absolutely Everything


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Title: All There Is: On the Semantics of Quantification over Absolutely Everything
Authors: Filin Karlsson, Martin
Issue Date: 22-Dec-2017
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science ; Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori
Date of Defence: 2018-01-26
Disputation: Fredagen den 26 januari 2018, kl. 13:00, T302, Olof Wijksgatan 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Acta Philosophica Gothoburgensia
31
Keywords: absolute generality
quantification
NFU
model-theoretic semantics
Abstract: This thesis concerns the problem of providing a semantics for quantification over absolutely all there is. Chapter 2 argues against the common view that Frege understood his quantifiers in Begriffsschrift to range over all objects and discusses Michael Dummett's analysis of the inconsistent system of Grundgesetze, which generalises into his famous argument against absolute quantification from indefinite extensibility. Chapter 3 explores the possibility to adapt Tarski's first definition of truth... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-949-4 (tryckt)
978-91-7346-950-0 (Pdf)
ISSN: 0283-2380
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/54485
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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