Semantic and Ontological Issues
Edited by Massimiliano Carrara and Elisabetta Sacchi
Edited by Dirk Greimann
The present volume is dedicated to the interpretation, reconstruction and critical assessment of Frege’s conception of truth. It is of interest to all those working on Frege, the history of logic and semantics, or theories of truth. The volume brings together nine original papers whose authors are all widely known to Frege scholars. The main topics are: the role of the concept of truth in Frege’s system, the nature of the truth-values, the logical category of truth, the relationship between truth and judgment, and the conception of the truth-bearers.
general questions appear largely to be of a type that has been posed by sociologists as long as our discipline has existed. The Concept of Culture in Sociology What, then, is a universe of meaning? In the field of sociology the expression a universe of meaning is the knowledge, ideas, beliefs, values
In the history and theory of vitalism there is an attraction to the idea the post-human. Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there was a lively discussion about not only the origin and nature of mankind, but also of its future and progress. The belief in a biological teleology was seriously challenged by the temptations of a biological nihilism. The debate, that initially chiefly concerned materialists, opened up for radically new ideas on the concept of life and the evolution of Man. Turning to Friedrich Schiller, Karl Philipp Moritz and Honoré de Balzac, this essay explores the role of medical theory in the history of aesthetics and the traces of biological nihilism in literature and philosophy.
science when attempting to impose its definition of racial groups onto the us public: The correct observation that the Negro is inferior (socially, economically, politically) was tied up to the correct belief that man belongs to the biological universe, and by twisting logic, the incorrect
-economic circumstances, it is obvious that the focused determinants are man-made. In this regard, institutional theory is devoted to the social constructivism of Berger and Luckmann (1967) , who argued that social life is based on the paradox that social order in the form of norms, values and beliefs is experienced as
public sphere? Toward an historical sociology of concept formation ”, Sociological Theory . 13 ( 2 ): 113 – 144 . Spillman L. ( 2004 ). “ Causal reasoning, historical logic, and sociological explanation ”, Eds. J. Alexander , G. Marx and C. Williams . Self, social structure, and beliefs
gender division of work (including housework) tends to be surprisingly difficult to change in both Europe and North America. Although there has been a shift in European public opinion suggesting a strong belief in gender equality and a wish to eliminate injustices, it is scarcely a complete shift or
belief’ that we (Westerners) separate ‘things’ and ‘persons’ ( Latour, 2004 : 45). Without some type of distinction between things and persons, causality and intentionality, it is difficult to grasp how Latour himself can take up a position as an arguing subject attempting to convince other actors of the