Objects and Pseudo-Objects: Ontological Deserts and Jungles by Bruno Leclercq,Sebastien Richard,Denis Seron

By Bruno Leclercq,Sebastien Richard,Denis Seron

The improvement of technological know-how, common sense, arithmetic, and psychology within the nineteenth century made it essential to introduce increasingly more new entities, of which classical empiricism and robust extensionalism have been not able to offer a unconditionally gratifying account. one of many significant matters confronting the 20 th century philosophers used to be to spot which of those entities might be rationally authorized as a part of the furnishings of the realm and which will not be, and to supply a basic account of ways the latter are however topic to precise predication. The thirteen unique essays gathered during this quantity discover a number of the major techniques to this factor within the twentieth century, together with Brentano, Meinong, Husserl, Carnap, Frege, Twardowski, Kotarbinski, Nicolai Hartmann, and realist phenomenologists.

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