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Ontology after Carnap$
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Stephan Blatti and Sandra Lapointe

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661985

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661985.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Ontology after Carnap

Stephan Blatti

Sandra Lapointe

Oxford University Press

This co-authored introductory essay outlines some of the historical background and contemporary context required to appreciate the contributions made by each of the essays included in this volume. It pays particular attention, first, to the debate between Quine and Carnap concerning the nature of ontological commitment; second, to Carnap’s views on linguistic frameworks and internal and external existence questions; and third, to the Carnapian legacy for contemporary work in metaontology. Drawing on this historical background, it then summarizes each of the eleven chapters. In so doing, it draws out some of the common themes and cross-currents running through the volume as a whole.

Keywords:   Carnap, Quine, metaontology, ontology, ontological commitment, Platonism, linguistic framework, existence, abstracta

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