Metaphysics, Meaning, and Modality: Themes from Kit Fine (Hardcover)
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This book is the first edited collection of papers on the work of one of the most seminal and profound contemporary philosophers. Over the last five decades, Kit Fine has made thought-provoking and innovative contributions to several areas of systematic philosophy, including philosophy of language, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mathematics, as well as to a number of topics in philosophical logic. These contributions have helped reshape the agendas of those fields and have given fresh impetus to a number of perennial debates. Fine's work is distinguished by its technical sophistication, philosophical breadth, and independence from current orthodoxy. A blend of sound common-sense combined with a virtuosity in argumentation and constructive thinking is part and parcel of Kit Fine's lasting contributions to current trends in analytic philosophy. Researchers and students in philosophy, logic, linguistics, and cognitive science will benefit alike from these critical contributions to Fine's novel theories on meaning and representation, arbitrary objects, essence, ontological realism, and the metaphysics of modality, and will come away with a better understanding of the issues within contemporary analytic philosophy with which they deal.
About the Author
Mircea Dumitru, University of Bucharest Mircea Dumitru is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bucharest. He is also Rector of the University of Bucharest and Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University. He has previously held the position of President of the European Society of Analytic Philosophy and is currently the President of the International Institute of Philosophy. His research focuses on philosophical logic, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.