Logical Semiotics & Mereology
The papers in this volume are concerned with a variety of vitally important topics in philosophical logic, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of science, and in the application of modern logic to wider philosophical problems. All of them make fundamental use, in one way or another, of logical semiotics, the modern trivium of systematic syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and some of them, of mereology, the general theory of parts and whole. The book includes 20 articles, dealing with such subjects as 'Logical semiotics and logistic grammar', 'The semiotics of mathematical practice', 'Husserlian parts and wholes', 'Compound individuals and the languages of science', and discusses work of Geach, Lesniewski, Carnap, Peirce, and Quine.
[Foundations of Semiotics, 16] 1992. xiii, 282 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface

xi

Chapter One: On the positive power of negation

1

Chapter Two: On logical semiotics and logistic grammar: relations, roles, representation, and rules

15

Chapter Three: On Carnap and the origins of systematic pragmatics

33

Chapter Four: On comparatives: P.T. Geach

53

Chapter Five: On homogeneous logic, a quasiLeśniewskian ontology, and typetheory

65

Chapter Six: On nontranslational semantics and a quasiLeśniewskian calculus of Names

75

Chapter Seven: On Platonism, form, and number

85

Chapter Eight: On relational couples and ordinal individuals: Peirce and Russell

103

Chapter Nine: On ordinal nominalism: Goodman, Eberle, and Hempel

115

Chapter Ten: On sets and individuals: Hao Wang

123

Chapter Eleven: On the mainstream of science and Suppes's pluralism

135

Chapter Twelve: On the semiotics of mathematical practice

145

Chapter Thirteen: On relational domains, the algebra of relations, and relationalterm logic

159

Chapter Fourteen: On Husserlian parts and wholes

173

Chapter Fifteen: On compound individuals and the languages of science

187

Chapter Sixteen: On Weiss's early papers in logic

203

Chapter Seventeen: On Quine's “Facts of the Matter”

225

Chapter Eighteen: On collective terms, mereological sumf, and quantifiers

237

Chapter Nineteen: On the effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences: Wigner, Whitehead, and Carnap

243

Chapter Twenty: On ordinal acts and era III mathematics


Appendix: a thumbnail sketch of ordinal mereology

263

Notes

269

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