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Statement and Referent

An Inquiry into the Foundations of our Conceptual Order

David Shwayder

Statement and Referent is a continuation of “First Philosophy” as initiated in Plato's Parmenides and Aristotle's Metaphysics. Shwayder ultimately argues that the “category” of bodies is fundamental within the human scheme of conceptualization in that, without a capacity to refer to bodies, a human subject would be unable to conceptualize referents pertaining to such other “categories” as surfaces, visibilia and natural numbers.

David Shwayder retired in the late 1980s after teaching philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan, as well as other universities.

Contents

  • I Statements are Products of Assertion Introduction 2
    • 1 Behavioral and Linguistic Preliminaries 6
    • 2 Assertion 53
    • Appendix A Four Other Theories of Judgement: Russell, Aristotle, Wittgenstein and Frege 82
    • Appendix B Constatives, Propositions and Explanation 98
    • Appendix C Knowledge, Information, Access, Certainty and Inquiry: Preliminaries to a Rational Epistemology 134
    • 3 Statements and Their Criteria 164
    • Appendix D Intensional Logic: A Fragment 279

  • II Syncategoremata, Predicables and Statement-Form 298
    • 4 Background and Program 298
    • Appendix E Quantifiers and Terms in Relation to the Representation of Statement-Form 323
    • 5 Proto-Criteria, Basic and Defined 333
    • 6 Existence 359
    • 7 Individuality, Individuation and Reference 375
    • 8 Inherence and Predication 397
    • 9 Impressions of Distinctness and Identity 422
    • 10 Separation and Distinctness 440
    • 11 Continuation and Identity 447
    • 12 Bunching, Delimitation, and Generality 490
    • 13 On the Characterization of Predicables 514
    • 14 Statement Form 588
    • Appendix F Logical Equivalence of Formas and the Validation of Logic 643

  • III Categories, Referents and Constructions With Special Attention To Things Met With In Space and Time 653
    • 15 Metaphysical Categories and Departments of Language 653
    • 16 Constructions 690
    • 17 Bodies 717
    • 18 Surfaces and Boundaries 749
    • 19 Visibilia and Other Luminous Phenomena 759
    • 20 Introduction to a Philosophy of Space and Time 769
    • 21 Pre-Euclidean Geometry and Hypothetical Determinations of Space 780
    • 22 The Order of Local Time 807
    • Appendix G Of Time and Tense: Extensions and Applications 831
    • 23 Further Constructions, Spatial and Temporal 844
    • 24 Bodies are Basic Referents 858

  • Citation Index 872

November 2008

ISBN (Paperback): 1575865408 (9781575865409)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575869233 (9781575869230)

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