From Dummett s Philosophical Perspective

The affinity between Kant and Dummett stretches beyond the mere outlines of their philosophies, ... Copernican revolution shows how both the sense and the truth of every proposition are determined through a human-centred perspective.

From Dummett s Philosophical Perspective


Michael Dummett

From Dummett's Philosophical Perspective. Berlin: de Gruyter. Millikan, R. 1984. Language, Thought and Other Biological Categories. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. Oliver, A. 1994. “Dummett and Frege on the Philosophy of Mathematics”, ...

Michael Dummett

Michael Dummett's approach to the metaphysical issue of realism through the philosophy of language, his challenge to realism, and his philosophy of language itself are central topics in contemporary analytic philosophy and have influenced the work of other major figures such as Quine, Putnam, and Davidson. This book offers an accessible and systematic presentation of the main elements of Dummett's philosophy. This book's overarching theme is Dummett's discussion of realism: his characterization of realism, his attack on realism, and his invention and exploration of the anti-realist position. This book begins by examining Dummett's views on language. Only against that setting can one fully appreciate his conception of the realism issue. With this in place, Weiss returns to Dummett's views on the nature of meaning and understanding to unfold his challenge to realism. Weiss devotes the remainder of this book to examining the anti-realist position. He discusses anti-realist theories of meaning and then investigates anti-realism's revisionary consequences. Finally, he engages with Dummett's discussion of two difficult challenges for the anti-realist: the past and mathematics.

Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Philosophers

Language, Thought and Truth (Oxford and New York, 1998). McGuinness, B. and G. Oliveri (eds), The Philosophy of Michael Dummett (Dordrecht, 1994). Matar, Anat, From Dummett's Philosophical Perspective (Berlin and New York, 1997).

Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Philosophers

This is a two-volume work with entries on individuals who made some contribution to philosophy in the period 1900 to 1960 or soon after. The entries deal with the whole philosophical work of an individual or, in the case of philosophers still living, their whole work to date. Typically the individuals included have been born by 1935 and by now have made their main contributions. Contributions to the subject typically take the form of books or journal articles, but influential teachers and people otherwise important in the world of philosophy may also be included. The dictionary includes amateurs as well as professional philosophers and, where appropriate, thinkers whose main discipline was outside philosophy. There are special problems about the term "British" in the twentieth century, partly because of human migration, partly because of decolonialization and the changing denotation of the term. The intention has been to include not only those who were British subjects at least for a significant part of their lives (even if they mostly lived outside what is now the U.K.) but also people who spent a significant part of their lives in Britain itself, irrespective of their nationality or country of origin. In the first category are included, for instance, a number of people who were born and educated in Britain but who subsequently taught in universities abroad. In the second category are included those who were born elsewhere but who came to Britain and contributed to its philosophical culture.

Philosophy of Language The Key Thinkers

Auxier, Randall E. and Hahn, Lewis Edwin (eds) (2007), The Philosophy of Michael Dummett (Library of Living Philosophers series, vol. 31). Chicago, IL: Open Court. ... Matar, A. (1997), From Dummett's Philosophical Perspective.

Philosophy of Language  The Key Thinkers

Playing a key role in our lives, as a vehicle for our thoughts and a powerful medium of communication, language is at the centre of philosophical investigation. The fifteen specially commissioned essays in this book introduce and explore the ideas of major philosophers who have shaped philosophical thinking about language, providing insights into crucial developments in this fascinating field over the last 140 years. Chapters examine the work of Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Austin, Quine, Chomsky, Grice, Davidson, Dummett, Kripke and Derrida. This second edition broadens coverage of the area with new chapters on Susan Stebbing and on recent developments in feminist philosophy of language. Featuring contributions from Arif Ahmed, Kent Bach, Thomas Baldwin, Michael Beaney, Siobhan Chapman, Kirk Ludwig and other leading experts in the field, Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers provides a thorough introduction to the puzzles, debates and ideas that animate contemporary philosophy of language. It is an ideal resource for undergraduate students in philosophy, linguistics and related disciplines.

Making the Law Explicit

On Dummett's language philosophy see D Gunson, Michael Dummett and the Theory of Meaning (Aldershot, 1998). On Dummett's overall antirealism see A Matar, From Dummett's Philosophical Perspective (Berlin, 1997).

Making the Law Explicit

Legal argumentation consists in the interpretation of texts. Therefore, it has a natural connection to the philosophy of language. Central issues of this connection, however, lack a clear answer. For instance, how much freedom do judges have in applying the law? How are the literal and the purposive approaches related to one another? How can we distinguish between applying the law and making the law? This book provides answers by means of a complex and detailed theory of literal meaning. A new legal method is introduced, namely the further development of the law. It is so far unknown in Anglo-American jurisprudence, but it is shown that this new method helps in solving some of the most crucial puzzles in jurisprudence. At its centre the book addresses legal indeterminism and refutes linguistic-philosophical reasons for indeterminacy. It spells out the normative character of interpretation as emphasized by Raz and, with the help of Robert Brandom's normative pragmatics, it is shown that the relativism of interpretation from a normative perspective does not at all justify scepticism. On the contrary, it supports the claim that legal argumentation can be objective, and maintains that statements on the meaning of a statute can be right or wrong, and take on inter-subjective validity accordingly. This book breaks new ground in transferring Brandom's philosophy to legal theoretical problems and presents an original and exciting analysis of the semantic argument in legal argumentation. It was the recipient of the European Award for Legal Theory in 2002. 'This book represents, on the one hand, a reception of Robert Brandom's important theory including applications of this theory in the field of legal philosophy and, on the other, an exploration of the limits of an appeal in legal interpretation to the text. The enquiry thereby impinges upon the central juridico-philosophical themes of meaning, objectivity, and normativity. The author's work counts as a significant contribution to analytical jurisprudence and is deserving of a wide readership.' Robert Alexy, Professor for Public Law and Legal Philosophy, Kiel. 'Klatt focuses on a very profound theory of concept formation and uses this theory in a creative way to solve classical problems of legal argumentation.' Aleksander Peczenik

Michael Dummett

This book is a sympathetic and accessible study, aiming not only to expose but to engage both with Dummett's philosophical thought and with his philosophical character. "Weiss's book is an important contribution.

Michael Dummett

No one seriously interested in the philosophy of language can afford to ignore the work of Michael Dummett (b. 1925). Dummett's approach to the metaphysical issue of realism through the philosophy of language, his challenge to realism, and his philosophy of language itself are central topics in contemporary analytic philosophy and have influenced the work of other major figures such as Quine, Putnam, and Davidson. This book offers, in an accessible and no-nonsense manner, a systematic presentation of the main elements of Dummett's pivotal contribution to contemporary philosophy. Its overarching theme is his discussion of realism: Bernhard Weiss explores the philosopher's characterization of realism, his attack on realism, and his invention and exploration of the anti-realist position. The book begins by examining Dummett's views on language. Only against that setting can one fully appreciate his conception of the realism issue. With this in place, Weiss returns to Dummett's views on the nature of meaning and understanding to unfold his challenge to realism. Weiss devotes the remainder of the book to examining the anti-realist position. He discusses anti-realist theories of meaning and then investigates anti-realism's revisionary consequences. Finally, he engages with Dummett's discussion of two difficult challenges for the anti-realist: the past and mathematics. Dummett is one of the most influential philosophers of modern times. This book is a sympathetic and accessible study, aiming not only to expose but to engage both with Dummett's philosophical thought and with his philosophical character.

New Essays on the Philosophy of Michael Dummett

This volume of specially composed essays on Dummett's philosophy presents a new perspective on his achievements, and provides a focus for further research fully informed by the Dummett's most recent publications.

New Essays on the Philosophy of Michael Dummett

Ever since the publication of 'Truth' in 1959 Sir Michael Dummett has been acknowledged as one of the most profoundly creative and influential of contemporary philosophers. His contributions to the philosophy of thought and language, logic, the philosophy of mathematics, and metaphysics have set the terms of some of most fruitful discussions in philosophy. His work on Frege stands unparalleled, both as landmark in the history of philosophy and as a deep reflection on the defining commitments of the analytic school. This volume of specially composed essays on Dummett's philosophy presents a new perspective on his achievements, and provides a focus for further research fully informed by the Dummett's most recent publications. Collectively the essays in philosophy of mathematics provide the most sustained discussion to date of the role of Dummett's diagnosis of the root of the logico-mathematical paradoxes in his case for an intuitionist revision of classical mathematics. The themes of other essays include a fundamental challenge to Dummett's Fregean understanding of predication, and a criticism of his case for logical revision outside of mathematics.

Central Works of Philosophy

Michael Dummett : Contributions to Philosophy . Dordrecht : Nijhoff . ... Language , Thought and Logic : Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett . ... From Dummett's Philosophical Perspective . Berlin : de Gruyter . McDowell , J. 1981.

Central Works of Philosophy


Book Reviews Anat Matar , From Dummett's Philosophical Perspective . Perspectives in Analytical Philosophy . Volume 15 , edited by George Meggle and Julian Nida - Rümelin . Berlin , Walter de Gruyter , 1997 , xii + 219 pp . , cloth .


Understanding Wittgenstein Understanding Modernism

It needs time, hesitation, a variety of articulations, the refusal of tempting solutions, and perhaps even a sense of defeat. It is such a vision of the linkage between Wittgenstein and modernism that guides the present volume.

Understanding Wittgenstein  Understanding Modernism

In the last half-century Ludwig Wittgenstein's relevance beyond analytic philosophy, to continental philosophy, to cultural studies, and to the arts has been widely acknowledged. Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was published in 1922 - the annus mirabilis of modernism - alongside Joyce's Ulysses, Eliot's The Waste Land, Mansfield's The Garden Party and Woolf's Jacob's Room. Bertolt Brecht's first play to be produced, Drums in the Night, was first staged in 1922, as was Jean Cocteau's Antigone, with settings by Pablo Picasso and music by Arthur Honegger. In different ways, all these modernist landmarks dealt with the crisis of representation and the demise of eternal metaphysical and ethical truths. Wittgenstein's Tractatus can be read as defining, expressing and reacting to this crisis. In his later philosophy, Wittgenstein adopted a novel philosophical attitude, sensitive to the ordinary uses of language as well as to the unnoticed dogmas they may betray. If the gist of modernism is self-reflection and attention to the way form expresses content, then Wittgenstein's later ideas - in their fragmented form as well as their “ear-opening” contents - deliver it most precisely. Understanding Wittgenstein, Understanding Modernism shows Wittgenstein's work, both early and late, to be closely linked to the modernist Geist that prevailed during his lifetime. Yet it would be wrong to argue that Wittgenstein was a modernist tout court. For Wittgenstein, as well as for modernist art, understanding is not gained by such straightforward statements. It needs time, hesitation, a variety of articulations, the refusal of tempting solutions, and perhaps even a sense of defeat. It is such a vision of the linkage between Wittgenstein and modernism that guides the present volume.

Canadian Philosophical Reviews

Earlier , Green relates Dummett's rather controversial view of Frege's context principle . Dummett held that with this principle Frege initiated the linguistic turn in philosophy , which was founded on the belief that a philosophical ...

Canadian Philosophical Reviews


The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy D J

Benjamin E. Murphy See also Continental Philosophy ; Linguistics ; Mathematics , Philosophy of ; Truth " DUNBAR , James ( 1742-98 ) McGuinness ... Matar , Anat , From Dummett's Philosophical Perspective ( Berlin and New York , 1997 ) .

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy  D J

Expanding the Thoemmes Dictionaries of British Philosophers with hundreds of newly commissioned entries, CEBP is the first comprehensive reference work devoted to philosophy in Britain. Besides biographical entries on the lives and works of individual thinkers, it incorporates major historical surveys of the core philosophical topics, mini factual entries to facilitate reference, and detailed entries on themes, movements, institutions, journals, influences and theories through the ages. With sophisticated cross-referencing and indexing, and available in print and electronic formats, the Encyclopedia brings together 2,500 entries contributed by over 500 international experts. It is a unique resource for students and specialists to tap into the development and transmission of philosophical ideas over time, across disciplines, and to and from other countries. Under the general editorship of A.C. Grayling, Andrew Pyle and Naomi Goulder, the Encyclopedia employs a broad construal of 'philosophy' in line with historical usage. Its biographical entries include writers on philosophical topics whose particular contributions are small (e.g. writers of textbooks or minor critics of major figures) and on whom it is often the only source of information, as well as celebrated figures from other intellectual domains (e.g. poets, mathematicians, scientists and clergymen) whose work is of philosophical consequence. Its subject entries are clear and authoritative, not hesitating to trace concepts from beginnings in science or religion through diverse incarnations into later traditions. Brought together for the first time, with extensive new scholarship, the Encyclopedia is a source of continuities,connections and paths for future inquiry. It will be a highly important database for teaching and research in philosophy, as well as in history, science, literature, religion, politics, psychology, sociology and economics.

Dummett

This book sets out to rectify this situation. Karen Green offers the first comprehensive introduction to Dummett's philosophy of language, providing an overview and summary of his most important arguments.

Dummett

Michael Dummett stands out among his generation as the only British philosopher of language to rival in stature the Americans, Davidson and Quine. In conjunction with them he has been responsible for much of the framework within which questions concerning meaning and understanding are raised and answered in the late twentieth-century Anglo-American tradition. Dummett's output has been prolific and highly influential, but not always as accessible as it deserves to be. This book sets out to rectify this situation. Karen Green offers the first comprehensive introduction to Dummett's philosophy of language, providing an overview and summary of his most important arguments. She argues that Dummett should not be understood as a determined advocate of anti-realism, but that his greatest contribution to the philosophy of language is to have set out the strengths and weaknesses of the three most influential positions within contemporary theory of meaning - realism, as epitomised by Frege, the holism to be found in Wittgenstein, Quine and Davidson and the constructivism which can be extracted from Brouwer. It demonstrates that analytic philosophy as Dummett practices it, is by no means an outmoded approach to thinking about language, but that it is relevant both to cognitive science and to phenomenology.

British Philosophers 1800 2000

British Philosophers  1800 2000

Essays on British philosophers engaged with philosophical topics and struggling with what came to be known as empiricism, rationalism, naturalism, natural theology, and liberalism.

Contemporary Approaches to Philosophy

Michael Dummett ' s central thesis , in “ Can Analytical Philosophy Be Systematic , and Should It Be ? , " is that ... Frege altered our perspective by replacing epistemology with what he called logic ( that includes what is now called ...

Contemporary Approaches to Philosophy


Comptes Rendus Philosophiques

Earlier , Green relates Dummett's rather controversial view of Frege's context principle . Dummett held that with this principle Frege initiated the linguistic turn in philosophy , which was founded on the belief that a philosophical ...

Comptes Rendus Philosophiques


Philosophical Perspectives

I am grateful to the members of an audience at University College London , and also to Anita Avramides , John Broome , Krister Bykvist , Nancy Cartwright , David Charles , Roger Crisp , Jonathan Dancy , Alice Drewery , Michael Dummett ...

Philosophical Perspectives

A series of topical philosophy studies aiming to publish original essays by foremost thinkers in their fields, with each volume confined to a main area of philosophical research.

Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language II

casuality of the matter is the belief that the philosophy of language , the imperial “ taking with full ... The Philosophical Basis of Intuitionistic Logic ” in Truth and Other Enigmas ( London , 1978 ) , 218-20 : Dummett wants to ...

Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language II

The philosophy of language has emerged in the 20th century as a fundamental area of philosophic inquiry. It is unquestionably central to research in many other areas, and some have even suggested that it should now be seen as the foundation of philosophy.

Dummett

This book sets out to rectify this situation. Karen Green offers the first comprehensive introduction to Dummett's philosophy of language, providing an overview and summary of his most important arguments.

Dummett

Michael Dummett stands out among his generation as the only British philosopher of language to rival in stature the Americans, Davidson and Quine. In conjunction with them he has been responsible for much of the framework within which questions concerning meaning and understanding are raised and answered in the late twentieth-century Anglo-American tradition. Dummett's output has been prolific and highly influential, but not always as accessible as it deserves to be. This book sets out to rectify this situation. Karen Green offers the first comprehensive introduction to Dummett's philosophy of language, providing an overview and summary of his most important arguments. She argues that Dummett should not be understood as a determined advocate of anti-realism, but that his greatest contribution to the philosophy of language is to have set out the strengths and weaknesses of the three most influential positions within contemporary theory of meaning - realism, as epitomised by Frege, the holism to be found in Wittgenstein, Quine and Davidson and the constructivism which can be extracted from Brouwer. It demonstrates that analytic philosophy as Dummett practices it, is by no means an outmoded approach to thinking about language, but that it is relevant both to cognitive science and to phenomenology.

Logic Methodology and Philosophy of Science VI

proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Hannover, 1979 Laurence Jonathan Cohen ... Dummett's justification, now, appeals to considerations from the second approach.

Logic  Methodology  and Philosophy of Science VI

Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science VI.