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Thomasson on Ontology

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Examines in depth Thomasson’s easy approach to ontology

  • Assesses Thomasson’s deflationary metaontolgy and contrasts it with other alternatives within metaphysical methodology

  • Features eleven original chapters from a world-class line-up of scholars working primarily in metaphysics and ontology

Part of the book series: Philosophers in Depth (PID)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Miguel Garcia-Godinez
    Pages 1-8
  3. How it All Hangs Together

    • Amie L. Thomasson
    Pages 9-38
  4. Thomasson on Easy Arguments

    • Thomas Hofweber
    Pages 39-60
  5. Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Analysis?

    • JTM Miller
    Pages 85-108
  6. Modal Normativism and Metasemantics

    • Theodore D. Locke
    Pages 109-136
  7. Thomasson on Modal Language

    • Matti Eklund
    Pages 137-161
  8. Thomasson’s Social Ontology

    • Åsa Burman
    Pages 163-181
  9. Easy Social Ontology

    • Miguel Garcia-Godinez
    Pages 183-208
  10. Artifacts and the Limits of Agentive Authority

    • Kathrin Koslicki
    Pages 209-241
  11. Mountains and Their Boundaries

    • Daniel Z. Korman
    Pages 243-264
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 285-290

About this book

Amie L. Thomasson, the Daniel P. Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at Dartmouth College, has gained international recognition as a leading figure within various areas of philosophy. She has recently been celebrated as one of the most influential living philosophers for her significant contributions to metaphysics, ontology, phenomenology, and aesthetics. By engaging critically with her approach to metaphysics, modality, conceptual analysis, and the methodological issues concerning ontological questions about ordinary objects, social entities, and fictional characters, as well as including a chapter from Thomasson herself where she makes explicit the internal connections which run through her body of work, this volume delivers the first thorough discussion of Thomasson’s philosophy.

Keywords

  • Amie Thomasson
  • Carnap
  • Metaphysics
  • Ontology
  • Modality
  • Conceptual analysis
  • Fictional entities

Reviews

Amie Thomasson is one of the most important systematic philosophers of her generation. This welcome volume offers an excellent overview of her philosophical program by Thomasson herself, as well as detailed discussion of many aspects of her views on ontology by ten leading critics. The collection will be essential reading for students and researchers of Thomasson's work, and of contemporary ontology more broadly.
—Professor Huw Price, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Bonn and an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge: 



Amie Thomasson is one of our most versatile, original, and interesting philosophers. This wonderfully rich volume illuminates, expands on, responds to, and engages with her work in metaphysics, conceptual engineering, ontology, semantics, metaphilosophy and philosophical methodology.



—Professor Herman Cappelen, Chair Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong

Editors and Affiliations

  • University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Miguel Garcia-Godinez

About the editor

Miguel Garcia-Godinez is an IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCC, Philosophy. His main research areas are legal philosophy, social ontology, and metaethics.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Thomasson on Ontology

  • Editors: Miguel Garcia-Godinez

  • Series Title: Philosophers in Depth

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-23672-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-23671-6Published: 11 June 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-23674-7Due: 25 June 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-23672-3Published: 10 June 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2947-552X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2947-5538

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 290

  • Topics: Ontology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language

Buy it now

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

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