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Fine, Kit

Overview
Works: 53 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 4,189 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, win, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: BC199.M6, 160
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Most widely held works by Kit Fine
The limits of abstraction by Kit Fine( )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is abstraction? To what extent can it account for the existence and identity of abstract objects? And to what extent can it be used as a foundation for mathematics? Kit Fine provides rigorous and systematic answers to these questions along the lines proposed by Frege, in a book concerned both with the technical development of the subject and with its philosophical underpinnings. Fine proposes an account of what it is for a principle of abstraction to be acceptable, and these acceptable principles are exactly characterized. A formal theory of abstraction is developed and shown to be capable of providing a foundation for both arithmetic and analysis. Fine argues that the usual attempts to see principles of abstraction as forms of stipulative definition have been largely unsuccessful but there may be other, more promising, ways of vindicating the various forms of contextual definition."--Book cover
Worlds, times and selves by A. N Prior( Book )

21 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modality and tense : philosophical papers by Kit Fine( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Kit Fine draws together a series of essays, three of them previously unpublished, on possibility, necessity, and tense
Semantic relationism by Kit Fine( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by a respected philosopher, this text argues for a fundamentally new approach to the study of representation in language and thought
Reasoning with arbitrary objects by Kit Fine( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagueness : a global approach by Kit Fine( )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is about the problem of vagueness. It begins by discussing some of the existing views on vagueness and then explains why they have not been thought to be satisfactory. It then outlines a new account of vagueness, based upon the general idea that vagueness is a global rather than a local phenomenon.. In other words, the vagueness of an expression or object is not an intrinsic feature of the object or an expression but a matter of how it relates to other objects and expression. The development of this idea leads to a new semantics and logic for vagueness. The semantics and logic are then applied to a number of issues, including the sorites paradox, the transparency of mental states, and personal identity. It is shown that the view allows one to hew to a much more intuitive position on these various issues"--
Logic : the structure of reason( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a tool for characterizing rational thought, logic cuts across many philosophical disciplines and lies at the core of mathematics and computer science. Drawing on Aristotle's Organon, Russell's Principia mathematica, and other central works, this program tracks the evolution of logic beginning with the basic syllogism. A sampling of subsequent topics includes propositional and predicated logic, Bayesian confirmation theory, Boolean logic, Frege's use of variables and quantifiers, Gödel's work with metamathematics, the Vienna Circle's logical positivism and the Turing machine
Essence and existence : selected essays by Bob Hale( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Existence and Essence presents a series of writings-including several previously unpublished - by Bob Hale on the topics of ontology and modality. The essays develop and consolidate a number of themes central to his work and to contemporary metaphysics, logic, and philosophy of language. They display Hale's innovative approach to some of the most fundamental issues in philosophy, in dialogue (and, in some cases, in collaboration) with other leading philosophers. The notion of a definition is examined as it applies both to words-verbal definitions-and to things-real definitions-and the relations between these are brought out in order to address problems in the metaphysics of necessity and the semantics and epistemology of modality. Hale argues for an essentialist theory of the source of necessity and our knowledge of it, and provides rigorous and inventive responses to problems such a theory might face. This theoretical framework is applied to the recently influential truthmaking approach to semantics and logic, developing an exact truthmaker account of universal quantification and modal statements. Other topics covered include the Fregean theory of ontological categories, the status of second-order logic, the metaphysics of numbers, and the nature of analytic propositions. The volume opens with a substantial introduction by Kit Fine, providing a critical examination of Hale's philosophy, and closes with a complete bibliography of Hale's writings
Semantic relationism by Kit Fine( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues for a fundamentally new approach to the study of representation in language and thought. Based upon the Brown/Blackwell lecture series and the John Locke lectures, this work is suitable for those interested in the general nature of representation
For some proposition and so many possible worlds by Kit Fine( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entailment : the logic of relevance and necessity by Alan Ross Anderson( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entailment by Alan Ross Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entailment : the logic of relevance and necessity by Alan Ross Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of a powerful tradition, more than two thousand years old, that in a valid argument the premises must be relevant to the conclusion, twentieth-century logicians neglected the concept of relevance until the publication of Volume I of this monumental work. Since that time relevance logic has achieved an important place in the field of philosophy: Volume II of Entailment brings to a conclusion a powerful and authoritative presentation of the subject by most of the top people working in the area. Originally the aim of Volume II was simply to cover certain topics not treated in the first volume--quantification, for example--or to extend the coverage of certain topics, such as semantics. However, because of the technical progress that has occurred since the publication of the first volume, Volume II now includes other material. The book contains the work of Alasdair Urquhart, who has shown that the principal sentential systems of relevance logic are undecidable, and of Kit Fine, who has demonstrated that, although the first-order systems are incomplete with respect to the conjectured constant domain semantics, they are still complete with respect to a semantics based on "arbitrary objects." Also presented is important work by the other contributing authors, who are Daniel Cohen, Steven Giambrone, Dorothy L. Grover, Anil Gupta, Glen Helman, Errol P. Martin, Michael A. McRobbie, and Stuart Shapiro. Robert G. Wolf's bibliography of 3000 items is a valuable addition to the volume.Originally published in 1992.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Possible Worlds and the Objective World by Jeffrey Russell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation addresses questions about the three-fold relationship between possibility, possible worlds, and the structure of this world
Entailment. the logic of relevance and necessity by Alan Ross Anderson( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the possibility of indeterminacy by David Brian Barnett( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After emphasizing the costs of rejecting the preceding sort of argument, I show how five of the most salient phenomena that give rise to pro-indeterminacy intuitions can be accounted for without postulating genuine indeterminacy. I examine explicitly incomplete definitions, hidden relativity, vagueness, comparatives, and subjunctive conditionals. In each case I suggest a way to account for the phenomenon without postulating indeterminacy
Possible worlds : logic, semantics and ontology( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The possibility of vagueness by Kit Fine( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of time and modality by Conference on the logic of time and modality( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Theory of Truthmaker Content II: Subject-matter, Common Content, Remainder and Ground by Kit Fine( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kit Fine Amerikaans filosoof

Kit Fine britischer Professor der Mathematik und der Philosophie

Kit Fine matemático estadounidense

كيت فاين

کیت فاین نویسنده و فیلسوف آمریکایی

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Languages
English (146)

Spanish (1)