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Truth, Reference and Realism

Edited by
Zsolt Novák, Central European University, Budapest
András Simonyi, Applied Logic Laboratory, Budapest

The volume presents the material of the first Oxford-Budapest Conference on Truth, Reference and Realism held at CEU in 2005. The problem addressed by the conference, famously formulated by Paul Benacerraf in a paper on Mathematical Truth, was how to understand truth in the semantics of discourses about abstract domains whose objects and properties cannot be observed by sense perception. The papers of the volume focus on this semantic issue in four major fields: logic, mathematics, ethics and the metaphysics of properties in general. Beyond marking an important event, the collected papers are also substantial contributions to the above topic, from the most distinguished authors in these areas.

Contents

 

Introduction
András Simonyi and Zsolt Novák

The reality of mathematics and the case of set theory
Daniel Isaacson

Conceptualism and knowledge of logic: A budget of problems
Nenad Miščević

What is logic?
Ian Rumfitt

Absolute identity and absolute generality
Timothy Williamson

The refutation of expressivism
Ralph Wedgwood

Benacerraf's problem, abstract objects and intellect
Howard Robinson

About the Contributors
Index

310 pages, 2011
ISBN 978-963-9776-86-9 cloth $50.00 / €45.00 / £40.00

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