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Construction of Logical Space (Paperback) (Agustin Rayo)

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Our conception of logical space is the set of distinctions we use to navigate the world. InThe Construction of Logical Space Agustin Rayo defends the idea that one's conception of logical space is shaped by one's acceptance or rejection of 'just is'-statements: statements like 'to be composed of water just is to be composed of H2O', or 'for the number of the dinosaurs to be zero just is for there to be no dinosaurs'. The resulting picture is used to articulate a conception of metaphysical possibility that does not depend on a reduction of the modal to the non-modal, and to develop a trivialist philosophy of mathematics, according to which the truths of pure mathematics have trivial truth-conditions.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Philosophy, Mathematics, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Metaphysics, Logic
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Agustin Rayo
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2015
TCIN: 50107192
UPC: 9780198747987
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4223
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