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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr.; It.: accordo).

1 ‘Chord’.

2 The ‘tuning’ of an instrument. See accordatura.

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Nominalism Reconsidered

Gideon Rosen and John P. Burgess.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

March 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. 9379 words.

Nominalism is the view that mathematical objects do not exist. This chapter delimits several types of nominalistic projects: revolutionary programs that attempt to change mathematics and...

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Introduction

Alexander Broadie.

in Introduction to Medieval Logic

April 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. 2291 words.

There can be no doubting the central role accorded logic in the educational scene in the Middle Ages. There are two related aspects to this role, one institutional and the other scientific....

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Deflating Existential Consequence

Jody Azzouni.

February 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. 250 pages.

What in our theoretical pronouncements commits us to objects? The Quinean standard for ontological commitment involves (nearly enough) commitments when we utter “there is” or “there are”...

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How to Nominalize Formalism†

Jody Azzouni.

in Philosophia Mathematica

June 2005; p ublished online June 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Mathematics. 11930 words.

Formalism shares with nominalism a distaste for abstracta. But an honest exposition of the former position risks introducing abstracta as the stuff of syntax. This article describes the...

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Introduction

Hale Bob.

in Necessary Beings

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. 3386 words.

This provides an overview of the book, with a brief statement of its central aims—to explain, develop, and defend a view according to which ontological distinctions are to be understood on...

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Higher-order Logics

Hale Bob.

in Necessary Beings

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. 14418 words.

The conception of properties advocated in early chapters has an obvious bearing upon the interpretation of higher-order logics. In particular, interpreting second-order variables as ranging...

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'Yes and no'

I Rumfitt.

in Mind

October 2000; p ublished online October 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Metaphysics; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language. 0 words.

In what does the sense of a sentential connective consist? Like many others, I hold that its sense lies in rules that govern deductions. In the present paper, however, I argue that a...

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From heaps and gaps to heaps of gluts

D Hyde.

in Mind

October 1997; p ublished online October 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Metaphysics; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language. 0 words.

One of the few points of agreement to be found in mainstream responses to the logical and semantic problems generated by vagueness is the view that if any modification of classical logic and...

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