The syntactic priority thesis and ontological disputes

Duke, George 2012, The syntactic priority thesis and ontological disputes, Canadian journal of philosophy, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 149-164.

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Title The syntactic priority thesis and ontological disputes
Author(s) Duke, George
Journal name Canadian journal of philosophy
Volume number 42
Issue number 2
Start page 149
End page 164
Total pages 16
Publisher University of Calgary Press
Place of publication Calgary, Canada
Publication date 2012-06
ISSN 0045-5091
Keyword(s) academic dissertations
linguistic analysis
analysis
philosophy
grammar
Summary The article focuses on the neo-Fregean's claim that syntactic priority thesis (SP) can constitute a decision-procedure in relation to substantive ontological disputes. It examines alternative interpretations of SP and demonstrates why SP cannot settle disputes about the existence of numbers or deliver on the stronger meta-ontological claims made on behalf it. Problems associated with the attempt to establish ontological theses through logical and linguistic analysis are tackled.
Language eng
Field of Research 220313 Philosophy of Language
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048363

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Arts and Education
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