Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic

Meaning and Necessity A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic This book is valuable as expounding in full a theory of meaning that has its roots in the work of Frege and has been of the widest influence The chief virtue of the book is its systematic character Fr

  • Title: Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic
  • Author: Rudolf Carnap
  • ISBN: 9780226093475
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book is valuable as expounding in full a theory of meaning that has its roots in the work of Frege and has been of the widest influence The chief virtue of the book is its systematic character From Frege to Quine most philosophical logicians have restricted themselves by piecemeal and local assaults on the problems involved The book is marked by a genial tol This book is valuable as expounding in full a theory of meaning that has its roots in the work of Frege and has been of the widest influence The chief virtue of the book is its systematic character From Frege to Quine most philosophical logicians have restricted themselves by piecemeal and local assaults on the problems involved The book is marked by a genial tolerance Carnap sees himself as proposing conventions rather than asserting truths However he provides plenty of matter for argument Anthony Quinton, Hibbert Journal

    One thought on “Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic”

    1. as dense as this stuff is, carnap is able to lead you through it and make you really feel like you're getting it. good read and some good responses to willard quine, arch nemesis of all things modal.

    2. Worth getting if only for the various essays in the back material - which includes the classic "Empiricism, Semantics and Ontology".

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