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Logical properties identity, existence, predication, necessity, truth

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  • "The concepts of identity, existence, predication, necessity and truth are at the centre of this study that goes against the grain of much current, Western philosophy and metaphysics."
  • "Identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are fundamental philosophical concerns. Colin McGinn treats them both philosophically and logically, aiming for maximum clarity and minimum pointless formalism. He contends that there are real logical properties that challenge naturalistic metaphysical outlooks. These concepts are not definable, though we can say a good deal about how they work. The aim of Logical Properties is to bring philosophy back to philosophical logic. - ;The concepts of identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are at the centre of philosophy and have rightly received sustained attention. Yet Colin McGinn believes that orthodox views of these topics are misguided in important ways. Philosophers and logicians have often distorted the nature of these concepts in an attempt to define them according to preconceived ideas. Logical Properties aims to respect the ordinary ways we talk and think when we employ these concepts, while at the same time showing that they are far more interesting and peculiar than some have supposed. There are real properties corresponding to these concepts - logical properties - that challenge naturalistic metaphysical views. These are not pseudo-properties or mere pieces of syntax. Logical Properties is written with the minimum of formal apparatus and deals with logico-linguistic issues as well as ontological ones. The focus is on trying to get to the essence of what the concept concerned stands for, and not merely finding some established notation for providing formal paraphrases."

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  • "Logical properties identity, existence, predication, necessity, truth"
  • "Logical properties"
  • "Logical properties : identify, existence, predication, necessity, truth"
  • "Logical Properties Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth"
  • "Logical properties : identity, existence, predication, necessity, truth"