Mind, Values, and Metaphysics

Philosophical Essays in Honor of Kevin Mulligan - Volume 1

  • Anne Reboul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Anne Reboul
    Pages 1-15
  3. Metaphysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Johannes Stern
      Pages 63-78
    3. Jan Woleński
      Pages 79-84
    4. Fabrice Correia
      Pages 85-98
    5. Keith Lehrer, Joseph Tolliver
      Pages 109-116
    6. Herbert Hochberg
      Pages 117-140
    7. Andrea C. Bottani
      Pages 159-170
    8. Benjamin Schnieder
      Pages 171-183
    9. Paolo Leonardi
      Pages 185-197
    10. Damiano Costa
      Pages 199-206
    11. François Clementz
      Pages 207-223
    12. Ingvar Johansson
      Pages 225-240
    13. Achille C. Varzi
      Pages 253-256
    14. Ingar Brinck, Göran Hermerén, Johannes Persson, Nils-Eric Sahlin
      Pages 257-266
  4. History of Philosophy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 513-536

About this book


This book addresses five main topics of metaphysics in its first section: formal objects and truth-makers; tropes; properties and predicates; varieties of relations; and the notion of explanation in metaphysics. The second part of this volume focuses on the history of philosophy with an emphasis on Austrian philosophy: the ideas of Bolzano, Wittgenstein, Locke and Bergson, amongst others, are explored in the papers presented here.

This is the first volume in a two-volume set that originates from papers presented to Professor Kevin Mulligan, covering the subjects that he contributed to during his career including ontology, mind and value, history and philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. This volume contains thirty two chapters, written by researchers from across Europe, North America and North Africa.

These papers cover topics in metaphysics ranging from Lehrer and Tolliver’s discussion of truth and tropes, to Johansson’s defence of the distinction between thick and thin relations and Persson and Sahlin’s presentation of the difficulties inherent in applying the concept of explanation in metaphysics.

Papers on the history of philosophy include a look at Bolzano’s formative years and his conception of mathematics. De Libera examines Brentano’s adverbial theory of judgment and Fisette traces the history of the Philosophical Society of the University of Vienna in the late 19th and early 20th century. Marion contests the trendy pragmatist accounts that lump Wittgenstein and Heidegger together and there are analyses of Locke and Bergson’s work, amongst the many papers presented here.

This volume contains three chapters in French and one in Spanish. The second volume of this set looks at ethics, values and emotions, epistemology, perception and consciousness, as well as philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.


Bolzano's Lehrjahre Fundamental ontology and ontology of epistemic processes Internal, Formal and Thin Relations Logic of Wittgenstein and Pauler Methodology of language based metaphysics Mind-Body Problem in Husserl and Merleau-Ponty Philosophical Society of the University of Vienna Problems in Resemblance Nominalism Resemblance nominalism Science and Metaphysics Temporal Parts and Spatial Location Truth and Tropes Truth-makers and convention

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Reboul
    • 1
  1. 1.L2C2, CNRS UMR5304 Institute for Cognitive SciencesBron CedexFrance

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