Paper $100.00 ISBN: 9781575865409 Published November 2008

Statement and Referent

An Inquiry into the Foundations of our Conceptual Order

David Shwayder

David Shwayder

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878 pages | 7 1/2 x 10 1/4
Paper $100.00 ISBN: 9781575865409 Published November 2008

Plato’s Parmenides and Aristotle’s Metaphysics initiated the discussion of the “First Philosophy” in the Western canon. Here, David Shwayder continues this debate by considering statements as the fundamental bearers of truth-values. Systematically moving from action to utterance, Shwayder argues that the category of “bodies” is fundamental to the human scheme of conceptualization and that if we had no capacity to refer to bodies then we would be unable to address referents from other categories.

Contents
First Preface

Second Preface
 
Part I: Assertion and Statement
 
Chapter 1: Behavioral and Linguistic Preliminaries
 
Chapter 2: Assertion
 
Appendix A: Four Other Theories of Judgment: Russell, Aristotle, Wittgenstein and Frege
 
Appendix B: Constatitves, Propositions and Explanation
 
Appendix C: Knowledge, Information, Access, Certainty and INquiry: Preliminaries to a Rational Epistemology
 
Chapter 3: Statements and their Criteria
 
Appendix D: Intensional Logic: A Fragment
 
Part II: Syncategoremata, Predicables and Statement-Form
 
Chapter 4: Background and Program
 
Appendix E: Quantifiers and Terms in Relation to the Representation of Statement-Form
 
Chapter 5: Proto-Criteria, Basic and Defined
 
Chapter 6: Existence
 
Chapter 7: Individuality, Individuation and Reference
 
Chapter 8: Inherence and Predication
 
Chapter 9: Impressions of Distinctness and Identity
 
Chapter 10: Separation and Distinctness
 
Chapter 11: Continuation and Identity
 
Chapter 12: Bunching, Delimitation and Generality

Chapter 13: On the Characterization of the Predicables
 
Chapter 14: Statement-Form
 
Appendix F: Logical Equivalence of Forms and the Validation of Logic
 
Part III: Categories, Referents and Constructions with Special Attention to Things Met with in Space and Time
 
Chapter 15: Metaphysical Categories and Departments of Language
 
Chapter 16: Constructions
 
Chapter 17: Bodies
 
Chapter 18: Surfaces and Boundaries
 
Chapter 19: Visibilia and Other Luminous Phenomena
 
Chapter 20: Introduction to a Philosophy of Space and Time
 
Chapter 21: Pre-Euclidean Geometry and Hypothetical Determinations of Space
 
Chapter 22: The Order of Local Time
 
Appendix G: Of Time and Tense: Extensions and Applications
 
Chapter 23: Further Constructions, Spatial and Temporal
 
Chapter 24: Bodies are Basic Referents
 
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