Truth, Reference and Realism
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.
András Simonyi and Zsolt Novák
The reality of mathematics and the case of set theory
Conceptualism and knowledge of logic: A budget of problems
What is logic?
Absolute identity and absolute generality
The refutation of expressivism
Benacerraf's problem, abstract objects and intellect
About the Contributors
310 pages, 2011
ISBN 978-963-9776-86-9 cloth $50.00 / €45.00 /