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Title Absolute generality / edited by Agustín Rayo and Gabriel Uzquiano.
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2006.

Series OUP E-Books.
Subject Universals (Philosophy)
Alt Name Rayo, Agustín.
Uzquiano, Gabriel.
Description 1 online resource (396 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction / Agustín Rayo and Gabriel Uzquiano -- 2. Relatively Unrestricted Quantification / Kit Fine -- 3. Context and Unrestricted Quantification / Michael Glanzberg -- 4. Against "Absolutely Everything"! / Geoffrey Hellman -- 5. Something About Everything : Universal Quantification in the Universal Sense of Universal Quantification / Shaughan Lavine -- 6. Sets, Properties, and Unrestricted Quantification / Oystein Linnebo -- 7. There's a Rule for Everything / Vann McGee -- 8. The Problem of Absolute Universality / Charles Parsons -- 9. Beyond Plurals / Agustín Rayo -- 10. All Things Indefinitely Extensible / Stewart Shapiro and Crispin Wright -- 11. Unrestricted Unrestricted Quantification : The Cardinal Problem of Absolute Generality / Gabriel Uzquiano -- 12. Is it too much to Ask, to Ask for Everything? / Alan Weir -- 13. Absolute Identity and Absolute Generality / Timothy Williamson.
Note Print version record.
Summary Is it possible to quantify over absolutely all there is? Or must all of our quantifiers range over a less-than-all-inclusive domain? It has commonly been thought that the question of absolute generality is intimately connected with the set-theoretic antinomies. But the topic of absolute generality has enjoyed a surge of interest in recent years. It has become increasingly apparent that its ramifications extend well beyond the foundations of set theory. Connections include semantic indeterminacy, logical consequence, higher-order languages, and metaphysics. Rayo and Uzquiano present for the first time a collection of essays on absolute generality. These newly commissioned articles - written by an impressive array of international scholars - draw the reader into the forefront of contemporary research on the subject. The volume represents a variety of approaches to the problem, with some of the contributions arguing for the possibility of all-inclusive quantification and some of them arguing against it. An introduction by the editors draws a helpful map of the philosophical terrain.
ISBN 9780191515347 (electronic bk.)
0191515345 (electronic bk.)
0199276420 (Cloth)
9780199276424 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0199276439 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780199276431 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 86070437
Additional Format Print version: Absolute generality. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2006 9780199276424 0199276420 (DLC) 2007295115 (OCoLC)71346791.

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