[荐书] 卡尔纳普后的本体论

卡尔纳普 (Carnap) 著名地宣告消灭了形而上学 (The Elimination of Metaphysics Through Logical Analysis of Language, 1932),但形而上学非但没有灭亡,反而成为了当代分析哲学的核心领域,尤其是本体论 (Ontology)。好奇卡尔纳普之后发生了什么吗?来看 OUP 的新书 Ontology after Carnap (2016)。

OUP 的简介:

Analytic philosophy is once again in a methodological frame of mind. Nowhere is this more evident than in metaphysics, whose practitioners and historians are actively reflecting on the nature of ontological questions, the status of their answers, and the relevance of contributions both from other areas within philosophy (e.g., philosophical logic, semantics) and beyond (notably, the natural sciences). Such reflections are hardly new: the debate between Willard van Orman Quine and Rudolf Carnap about how to understand and resolve ontological questions is widely seen as a turning point in twentieth-century analytic philosophy. And indeed, this volume is occasioned by the fact that the deflationary approach to metaphysics advocated by Carnap in that debate is once again attracting considerable interest and support.

Containing eleven original essays by many of today’s leading voices in metametaphysics, Ontology After Carnap aims both to deepen our understanding of Carnap’s contributions to metaontology and to explore how this legacy might be mined for insights into the contemporary debate. This collection will be of interest to scholars and students working in metaphysics, semantics, philosophical logic, metaphilosophy, and the history of analytic philosophy.

Tim Button 的书评 (NDPR, 2016)

(话说书里把我老师的名字拼错了hhh)

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中文亚马逊上的价格居然要721块……还好淘宝上123块可以拿下:new_moon_with_face:

想读!有人想一起读嘛
(刚发现是去年的帖了哈哈……然而去年并没有看到

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同想读!不过这学期已经安排得很满了:joy:可能只有寒假有空了

我也有点想读!

(想说个有点跑题的事,就是我发现有很多读书会之所以组织不起来,是因为大家都觉得建一个读书会的话,所有的人都得把所有部分读完,并且找个一致时间定时开会。但找一些符合这个条件的人并不容易。
那可不可以在论坛开一个帖子,然后所有读这本书的人分享读这本书的一页或者几页,提一些问题或者写一些短文呢?这么做比起上面那种严肃的读书会当然益处更小,但我觉得比开不起来可能会更好一点儿。)