The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality
By (author) Graham Priest
Towards Non-Being by Graham Priest
Book DescriptionTowards Non-Being presents an account of the semantics of intentional language - verbs such as 'believes', 'fears', 'seeks', 'imagines'. Graham Priest's account tackles problems concerning intentional states which are often brushed under the carpet in discussions of intentionality, such as their failure to be closed under deducibility. Drawing on the work of the late Richard Routley (Sylvan), it proceeds in terms of objects that may be either existent or non-existent, at worlds that may be either possible or impossible. Since Russell, non-existent objects have had a bad press in Western philosophy; Priest mounts a full-scale defence. In the process, he offers an account of both fictional and mathematical objects as non-existent. The book will be of central interest to anyone who is concerned with intentionality in the philosophy of mind or philosophy of language, the metaphysics of existence and identity, the philosophy or fiction, the philosophy of mathematics, or cognitive representation in AI.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199262540
(224mm x 145mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Priest
Towards Non-Being, Hardback (August 2016)
Graham Priest presents an account of the semantics of intentional language, which proceeds in terms of objects that may be either existent or non-existent, at worlds that may be either possible or impossible. This updated second edition includes ten new chapters which develop the ideas of the first edition, explore new areas, and reply to critics.
One, Paperback (June 2016)
Graham Priest presents an original exploration of questions concerning the one and the many. He covers a wide range of issues in metaphysics-unity, identity, grounding, mereology, universals, being, intentionality and nothingness-and draws on Western and Asian philosophy as well as paraconsistent logic to offer a radically new treatment of unity.
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Author Biography - Graham Priest
Graham Priest is Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and Arche Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews."
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