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Thought and Reality

Michael Dummett

Abstract

This book sets out views about some of the deepest questions in philosophy. The fundamental question of metaphysics is: what does reality consist of? To answer this it is necessary to say what kinds of fact obtain, and what constitutes their holding good. Facts correspond with true propositions, or true thoughts: when we know which propositions, or thoughts, in general, are true, we shall know what facts there are in general. This book considers the relation between metaphysics, our conception of the constitution of reality, and semantics, the theory that explains how statements are determined ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, reality, true thoughts, truth, semantics, false, meaning and truth, God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207275
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207275.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Dummett, author
Emeritus Professor of Logic at Oxford University, Honorary Fellow of New College Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College Oxford
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