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Landini, Gregory

Works: 16 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 4,216 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, htt, Publishing director
Classifications: B1649.R94, 192
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Most widely held works by Gregory Landini
Russell's hidden substitutional theory by Gregory Landini( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Principles of Mathematics, Bertrand Russell set forth his logicist thesis that the concepts of non-applied mathematics are those of pure logic. In this revisionist interpretation. Gregory Landini explores an important central thread that unifies Russell's thoughts on logic in the two works. The heart of Landini's book is a careful presentation and exploration of Russell's largely unpublished "substitutional" theory of propositions
Wittgenstein's apprenticeship with Russell by Gregory Landini( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wittgenstein's Tractatus has generated many interpretations since its publication in 1921, but over the years a consensus has developed concerning its criticisms of Russell's philosophy. In Wittgenstein's Apprenticeship with Russell, Gregory Landini draws extensively from his work on Russell's unpublished manuscripts to show that the consensus characterizes Russell with positions he did not hold. Using a careful analysis of Wittgenstein's writings, he traces the Doctrine of Showing and the "fundamental idea" of the Tractatus to Russell's logical atomist research program which dissolves philosophical problems by employing variables with structure. He argues that Russell and his apprentice Wittgenstein were allies in a research program that makes logical analysis and reconstruction the essence of philosophy. His sharp and controversial study will be essential reading for all who are interested in this rich period of the history of analytic philosophy."--Jacket
Russell by Gregory Landini( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was renowned as one of the founding figures of "analytic" philosophy, and for his lasting contributions to the study of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics and epistemology. He was also famous for his popular works, where his humanism, ethics and antipathy towards religion came through in books such as The Problems of Philosophy, Why I am Not A Christian, and The Conquest of Happiness. Beginning with an overview of Russell's life and work, Gregory Landini carefully explains Russell's philosophy, to show why he ranks as one of the giants of British and Twentieth century philosophy. He discusses Russell's major early works in philosophy of mathematics, including The Principles of Mathematics, wherein Russell illuminated and developed the ideas of Gottlob Frege; and the monumental three volume work written with Alfred North Whitehead, Principia Mathematica, where the authors attempted to show that all mathematical theory is part of logic, understood as a science of structure. Landini discusses the second edition of Principia Mathematica, to show Russell's intellectual relationship with Wittgenstein and Ramsey. He discusses Russell's epistemology and neutral monism before concluding with a discussion on Russell's ethics, and the relationship between science and religion. Featuring a chronology and a glossary of terms, as well as suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, Russell is essential reading for anyone studying philosophy, and is an ideal guidebook for those coming to Russell for the first time."--Back cover
Frege's notations : what they are and how they mean by Gregory Landini( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new approach to reading Frege's notations that adheres to the modern view that terms and well-formed formulas are any disjoint syntactic categories. On this new approach, we can at last read Frege's notations in their original form revealing striking new solutions to many of the outstanding problems of interpreting his philosophy."
The philosophy of logical atomism : a centenary reappraisal by Landon D.C Elkind( )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a comprehensive critical survey of issues of historical interpretation and evaluation in Bertrand Russell's 1918 logical atomism lectures and logical atomism itself. These lectures record the culmination of Russell's thought in response to discussions with Wittgenstein on the nature of judgement and philosophy of logic and with Moore and other philosophical realists about epistemology and ontological atomism, and to Whitehead and Russell's novel extension of revolutionary nineteenth-century work in mathematics and logic. Russell's logical atomism lectures have had a lasting impact on analytic philosophy and on Russell's contemporaries including Carnap, Ramsey, Stebbing, and Wittgenstein. Comprised of 14 original essays, this book will demonstrate how the direct and indirect influence of these lectures thus runs deep and wide
Meinong reconstructed versus early Russell reconstructed : a study in the formal ontology of fiction by Gregory Landini( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ontology of the epistemic act : an explication of intentionality and the possibility of epistemological realism by Greg R Jesson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure and transition : towards an accretivist theory of time by David Preston Taylor( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation is a defense of a particular theory of the metaphysics of time which I call "accretivism", but which is popularly known in a form usually called the "Growing Block Theory". The goal of a metaphysics of time is to incorporate the various aspects of our temporal experience into a single, comprehensive whole. To this end I delineate five aspects of our ordinary experience of time: 1) The Tensed Aspect, in virtue of which objects are presented to us as past, present, or future; 2) The Transitory Aspect, in virtue of which time passes or "flows"; 3) The Durational Aspect, in virtue of which entities have a certain temporal extent; 4) The Structural Aspect, in virtue of which entities are given as being in temporal relations to one another, and 5) The Differential-Repetitive Aspect, in virtue of which things are different from one time to another, and yet there is a certain recurrence of aspects of our experience form one time to another. I contrast the accretivist picture of time, according to which that which is past and that which is present both have ontological status, but nothing which is future has ontological status, and in which temporal passage consists in the coming-into-being of new entities at the temporal edge of reality marked by the present, with the two dominant theories of time in the contemporary literature: 1) presentism, according to which only that which is present has ontological status, and 2) four-dimensionalism, according to which time is to be understood on analogy with spatial dimensions. Accretivism, I argue, is superior to the other two views in virtue of the fact that it gives full status to both the Structural Aspect of Time, for which the presentist has difficulty accounting, and the Transitory Aspect of Time, for which the four-dimensionalist has difficulty accounting. I then defend the accretivist picture against a variety of objections that might be raised to it
A mathematical model of embodied consciousness( )

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

Highlights: We introduce a mathematical model of embodied consciousness. The model combines projective geometry and active inference. It links perception, imagination, action and resilience through perspective taking. According to the model, consciousness is driven by perceptual evidence, beliefs and preferences using free energy. Our model suggests novel directions for psychology, neuroscience, and AI. Abstract: We introduce a mathematical model of embodied consciousness, the Projective Consciousness Model (PCM), which is based on the hypothesis that the spatial field of consciousness (FoC) is structured by a projective geometry and under the control of a process of active inference. The FoC in the PCM combines multisensory evidence with prior beliefs in memory and frames them by selecting points of view and perspectives according to preferences. The choice of projective frames governs how expectations are transformed by consciousness. Violations of expectation are encoded as free energy. Free energy minimization drives perspective taking, and controls the switch between perception, imagination and action. In the PCM, consciousness functions as an algorithm for the maximization of resilience, using projective perspective taking and imagination in order to escape local minima of free energy. The PCM can account for a variety of psychological phenomena: the characteristic spatial phenomenology of subjective experience, the distinctions and integral relationships between perception, imagination and action, the role of affective processes in intentionality, but also perceptual phenomena such as the dynamics of bistable figures and body swap illusions in virtual reality. It relates phenomenology to function, showing the computational advantages of consciousness. It suggests that changes of brain states from unconscious to conscious reflect the action of projective transformations and suggests specific neurophenomenological hypotheses about the brain, guidelines for designing artificial systems, and formal principles for psychology
Semantic objects and paradox : a study of Yablo's omega-liar by Benjamin John Hassman( )

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

Purely intensional propositions, however, are able to complete the syntax and thus generate the paradox. In the end, however, the restrictions normally associated with purely intensional propositions begin to look surprisingly like the hierarchies that Yablo sought to avoid with his paradox. The result is that while Yablo's paradox is syntactically formable within systems with formal hierarchies, it is not semantically so
From a structural point of view by Jeremy Robert Shipley( )

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

In this thesis I argue for in re structuralism in the philosophy of mathematics. In the first chapters of the thesis I argue that there is a genuine epistemic access problem for Platonism, that the semantic challenge to nominalism may be met by paraphrase strategies, and that nominalizations of scientific theories have had adequate success to blunt the force of the indispensability argument for Platonism. In the second part of the thesis I discuss the development of logicism and structuralism as methodologies in the history of mathematics. The goal of this historical investigation is to lay the groundwork for distinguishing between the philosophical analysis of the content of mathematics and the analysis of the breadth and depth of results in mathematics. My central contention is that the notion of logical structure provides a context for the latter not the former. In turn, this contention leads to a rejection of ante rem structuralism in favor of in re structuralism. In the concluding part of the dissertation the philosophy of mathematical structures developed and defended in the preceding chapters is applied to the philosophy of science
The search for logical forms : in defense of logical atomism by Landon D.C Elkind( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Chapter 6, I critically discuss what the ontology of logical atomism should be, that is, what the ontology of the logical atomist's logic must be. This includes an ontology of logical concepts and of logical forms as completely-general, necessarily-existing logical facts with no constituents. I conclude by indicating avenues for new work on logical atomism
Whitehead's (Badly) Emended Principia by Gregory Landini( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Russell's hidden sustantial theory by Gregory Landini( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frege's cardinals do not always obey Hume's principle by Gregory Landini( )

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

Musical understanding : studies in philosophy and phenomenological psychology by Shawn Raja Akbar( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The central undertaking of this project is to initiate a phenomenological theory of musical experience. The core views expressed are that musical rhythm is the most fundamental, and the only essential, component of the musical experience, and that the essence of musical experience lies in attending to rhythm as communicative of a sense of time. In the introduction I set out the general phenomenon of musical understanding and argue for the relevance of phenomenological description of basic musical experience for the theory of musical understanding. I continue this work by considering Jerrold Levinson's concatenationist view, and indicate the need for a more adequate characterization of basic musical experience. I then discuss Roger Scruton's attempt to distinguish musical from nonmusical hearing in terms of metaphorical perception and acousmatic listening and conclude that neither provides an essential characteristic of musical hearing. I present the theory and method of phenomenology and trace out what I take to be phenomenologically adequate theories of sound and auditory experience. The heart of the work explores the notion of musical time along with the nature of the experience of rhythm and meter. The first part of the final chapter contains an historical and critical overview of philosophical accounts of the connection between music and the emotions, and the related issue of whether music possesses any "content" beyond sounds and their melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic organization. The second part considers attempts to pursue a theoretical analogy between music and language
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