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Title: Acquaintance, Ontology, and Knowledge: Collected Essays in Ontology (Philosophical Analysis)
ISBN: 3938793589
ISBN13: 978-3938793589
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Pages: 726 pages
Publisher: Ontos Verlag (December 28, 2007)
Language: English
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Subcategory: Humanities




These essays bring together forty years of work in ontology. Intentionality, negation, universals, bare particulars, tropes, general facts, relations, the "myth of the given," are among the topics covered. Bergmann, Quine, Sellars, Russell, Wittgenstein, Hume, Bradley, Hochberg, Dummett, Frege, and Plato, are among the philosophers discussed. The essays criticize non-Humean notions of cause; they criticize the notion that besides simple atomic facts there are also negative facts and general facts. They defend a realism of properties as universals, against nominalism; bare particulars; a (qualified) realism with regard to logical form; a Russellian account of relations; and an account of minds and intentionality, which is opposed to materialism, but is also a form of (methodological) behaviorism. In general, the ontology is one of logical atomism and empiricist throughout, rooted in a Principle of Acquaintance.

Fred Wilson is a Canadian philosopher, who recently retired from the University of Toronto (Canada).