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The Logic of Concept Expansion

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  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521041058

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  • This book studies the important issue of the possibility of conceptual change--a possibility traditionally denied by logicians--from the perspective of philosophy of mathematics. The author also looks at aspects of language, and his conclusions have implications for a theory of concepts, truth and thought. The book will appeal to readers in the philosophy of mathematics, logic, and the philosophy of mind and language.

    • An innovative study that has a contribution to almost every discussion in philosophy of logic, language and mathematics
    • Analyzes the views of Kant, Wittgenstein, Godel, and others, paying special attention to Frege
    • Will be of interest to a wide range of readers from philosophers to logicians, mathematicians, linguists, and cognitive scientists
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    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521041058
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. Historical background
    2. Frege's opposition
    3. The grammar of constraints
    4. Expansions as rational procedures
    5. Implications for concepts
    6. From words to objects
    7. Gödel's argument
    8. Implications for thoughts
    9. 'I was led astray by language'
    Epilogue. How do we go on from here?
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Meir Buzaglo, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Meir Buzaglo is Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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