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The Construction of Logical Space
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The Construction of Logical Space

Agustín Rayo


Our conception of logical space is the set of distinctions we use to navigate the world. This book defends the idea that one’s conception of logical space is shaped by one’s acceptance or rejection of ‘just is’-statements: statements like ‘to be composed of water just is to be composed of H2O’, or ‘for the number of the dinosaurs to be Zero just is for there to be no dinosaurs’. The resulting picture is used to articulate a conception of metaphysical possibility that does not depend on a reduction of the modal to the non-modal, and to develop a trivialist philosophy of mathematics, according t ... More

Keywords: logical space, philosophy of mathematics, modality, possibility, metaphysics, realism, reference

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199662623
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662623.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agustín Rayo, author
Massachusetts Institute of Technology