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Agustín Rayo's Absolute Generality PDF

By Agustín Rayo

ISBN-10: 0199276439

ISBN-13: 9780199276431

Este libro reune ensayos de los más grandes especialistas en el tema de los angeles 'cuantificación common' abordado desde todas sus dimensiones. Ellos no sólo se limitan a hablar sobre el tema sino que después del análisis que realizan, presentan avesadas tesis de cara a los problemas que se sucitan.

Lo recomiendo, pues, creo que si todavía no lo es, en el futuro se convertirá en un clásico.

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Thus it is entirely compatible with the current ‘modal’ approach that it is not merely considerations of metaphysical modality, but genuine considerations of modality in general, that are irrelevant to questions of extendibility. The postulational modalities concern not a possible variation in circumstance but in interpretation. The possibility that there are more sets, for example, depends upon a reinterpretation in what it is for there to be a set. In this respect, postulational possibility is more akin to logical possibility, which may be taken to concern the possibility for reinterpreting the primitive non-logical notions.

11) and Putnam (2000, p. 24), for example—as a solution to the paradoxes. 30 Kit Fine understanding of a certain form of quantification that prevents it from being extended to a broader domain, while the schematist thinks that there is something special about the generality implicit in a certain form of schematic commitment that prevents it from being explicitly rendered in the form of a quantifier. But in neither case can either side provide a plausible explanation of our inability to reach the further stage in understanding and it seems especially difficult to see why one might baulk at the transition in the one case and yet not in the other.

Let us use ‘∃’ and ‘∀’ for those uses of the quantifier that the universalist takes to be absolutely unrestricted. The critical step in the argument against him is that, on the basis of his understanding of the quantifier, we can then come to another understanding of the quantifier according to which there will be an object (indeed, a set) whose members will be all those objects, in his sense of the quantifier, that are not members of themselves. Let us use ∃+ and ∀+ for the new use of the quantifier.

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