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Ontology after Carnap

Stephan Blatti and Sandra Lapointe

Abstract

Methodological questions play an important role in contemporary metaphysics, whose practitioners and historians are actively reflecting on the nature of ontological questions, the status of their answers, and the relevance of contributions both from other areas within philosophy (e.g., philosophical logic, semantics) and beyond (notably, the natural sciences). Such reflections are hardly new: the debate between Willard van Orman Quine and Rudolf Carnap about how to understand and resolve ontological questions is widely seen as a turning point in twentieth-century analytic philosophy. And indee ... More

Keywords: Carnap, metaontology, metaphysics, methodology, history of analytical philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199661985
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661985.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephan Blatti, editor
University of Memphis

Sandra Lapointe, editor
McMaster University