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Modality, Essence and Possible Worlds

by: Indrani Sanyal

This volume attempts to negotiate with some of the unmitigated issues frequently raised, debated and discussed in the domain of Anglo-American Analytic Philosophy. Viewpoints of some of the major philosopher like W.V.O. Quine, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Pranab Kumar Sen, David Wiggins and Ludwig Wittgenstein along with many others have come up for discussion and elaboration.

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ISBN: 9788192570266
Year Of Publication: 2015
Edition: 1st edition
Pages : 292
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 600

Overview

This volume includes ten essays written by Prof. Indrani Sanyal in different phases of her long academic career. Essays collected in this volume document the author’s attempt to negotiate with some of the unmitigated issues frequently raised, debated and discussed in the domain of Anglo-American Analytic Philosophy. Viewpoints of some of the major philosophers like W.V.O. Quine, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Pranab Kumar Sen, David Wiggins and Ludwig Wittgenstein along with many others have come up for discussion and elaboration.
The first six essays of this volume deal directly with the issues relating to modal logic, quantification, essence and possible worlds. In the next three essays, the author has discussed the viewpoints of the earlier Wittgenstein and later Wittgenstein on logical space, limits of language and the nature of understanding. The last essay of this volume concentrates on the idea of structural universals and debates centring its feasibility.
The book has been written in a clear and lucid language without forgoing the required technicalities of the subject matter. Anybody interested in Philosophy in general and Philosophical Logic and metaphysics in particular will find the volume to be interesting. Scholars and researchers will be definitely benefitted by this volume.

Contents

Introduction
1. How Is (?x) (x Is Necessarily Greater than 7) Possible?
2. The De Re Modality and Essentialism
3. Modality and Possible Worlds
4. A Transcendental Argument for Essentialism
5. Sen’s Views on Reference and Quantification
and Their Implications in a Modal Context
6. Pragmatic Ambiguity
7. The Logical Space
8. The Limits of Language and
the Unlimited Beyond
9. Some Observations on Builder’s Language
10. The Structural Universals:
Arguments for and Against
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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Dr Indrani Sanyal, Professor of Philosophy and Co-ordinator, Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, is in the teaching profession for more than thirty years now. Her areas of specialisation include Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Ethics, especially Indian Ethics and Aurobindonian Studies. Dr Sanyal has many published books to her credit, among them are: On Essentialist Claims; Understanding Thoughts of Sri Aurobindo; Sri Aurobindo and His Contemporary Thinkers; Ethics and Culture: Some Indian Reflections; Sri Aurobindo: The Poet, Philosopher and Yogi. She has also edited with an Introduction, 'A Collection of Essays' by Arabinda Basu.
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