© 1994

The Philosophy of Michael Dummett

  • Brian McGuinness
  • Gianluigi Oliveri

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 239)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Philosophy of Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xiii-xiii
    2. Donald Davidson
      Pages 1-16
    3. Bob Hale
      Pages 17-44
    4. Eva Picardi
      Pages 59-77
    5. Dag Prawitz
      Pages 79-89
  3. Philosophy of Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Gianluigi Oliveri
      Pages 93-111
    3. Göran Sundholm
      Pages 137-165
  4. Philosophy of Mind, Time and Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Akeel Bilgrami
      Pages 205-228
    3. Brian McGuinness
      Pages 229-239
    4. Joachim Schulte
      Pages 241-254
  5. Dummett’s Replies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Brian McGuinness, Gianluigi Oliveri
      Pages 257-267
    3. Brian McGuinness, Gianluigi Oliveri
      Pages 268-272
    4. Brian McGuinness, Gianluigi Oliveri
      Pages 273-281

About this book


The present collection of papers derives from a philosophy conference organised in the Sicilian town of M ussomeli in September 1991. The con­ ference aimed at providing an analysis of certain aspects of the thought of Michael Dummett, whose contributions have been very influential in several aspects of the philosophical debate continuing within the analyt­ ical tradition. Logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the interpretation of Frege's philosophy, and metaphysics are only some of the areas within which Dummett's ideas have been fruitful over the years. The papers contained in this book, and Dummett's replies, will, it is hoped, not merely offer a partial reconstruction of a philosopher's life­ work, but provide an exciting and challenging vantage point from which to look at some of the main problems of contemporary philosophy. The First International Philosophy Conference of M ussomeli - this is what the conference was called - was an extraordinary event in many ways. The quality of the papers presented, the international reputa­ tion of many of the participants, the venue itself, together with the unavoidable, and sometimes quite funny, organisational hiccups, made that meeting memorable. Perhaps principally memorable was the warmth and sympathy of the people of Mussomeli who strongly supported and encouraged this initia­ tive. A special mention is also due to the City Council Administrators, who spared no effort to make the Conference a success.


Donald Davidson Ludwig Wittgenstein issue language philosophy philosophy of language truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian McGuinness
    • 1
  • Gianluigi Oliveri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Social ScienceUniversity of SienaItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of LeedsUK

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