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Dummett: the logical basis of metaphysics

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I begin this paper by orienting Michael Dummett's work in relation to what Adrian Moore identifies as the central concern of metaphysics: making sense of things. The metaphysical issue that most exercises Dummett is the adjudication between a realist and an antirealist conception of reality, and he believes that it is by careful attention to theories of meaning that we can come to see difficulties for a realist metaphysics. Fregean realism gives way to Dummett...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUM
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Subgroup:
St Hildas College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Topics Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
195-211
Publication date:
2015-03-01
Acceptance date:
2014-08-17
EISSN:
2154-154X
ISSN:
0276-2080
Pubs id:
pubs:664975
URN:
uri:dcfdc270-945b-400f-8f36-3ff6a1ffe269
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uuid:dcfdc270-945b-400f-8f36-3ff6a1ffe269
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