MAINONG STRIKES AGAIN. RETURN TO IMPOSSIBLE OBJECTS 100 YEARS LATER


edited by
Laura Mari

Michele Paolini Paoletti

issue 25 - December 2013

introduction

The destiny of Meinongianism in the Anglo-American analytic philosophy in the first half of the 20th Century is summarized by G. Ryle, 1972’s well-known remark: "Let us frankly concede from the start that Gegenstandstheorie itself is dead, buried and not going to be resurrected. Nobody is going to argue again that, for example, ‘there are objects concerning which it is the case that there are no such objects’. Nobody is going to argue again that the possibility of ethical and aesthetic judgments being true requires that values be objects of a special sort". Unfortunately, philosophers typically make bad prophecies. read more

Representing Intentional Objects in Conceptual Realism

Nino B. Cocchiarella

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Meinongian Semantics and Artificial Intelligence

William J. Rapaport

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Guise Theory Revisited

Francesco Orilia

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On What Is Not There. Quine, Meinong, and the Indispensability Argument

Majid Davoody Beni

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About Nothing

Dale Jacquette

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And Now for Something Completely Different: Meinong’s Approach to Modality

Peter Simons

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On the Indispensability of (Im)Possibilia

Martin Vacek

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Modal Meinongianism and Actuality

Francesco Berto

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An Abstract Mereology for Meinongian Objects

Thibaut Giraud

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Meinong on Aesthetic Objects and the Knowledge-Value of Emotions

Venanzio Raspa

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Probably the Charterhouse of Parma Does Not Exist, Possibly Not Even That Parma

Alberto Voltolini

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Books Reviews

Realism. A Critique of Brentano and Meinong
by Gustav Bergmann

Guido Bonino

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Exploring Meinong’s Jungle and Beyond: an Investigation of Noneism and the Theory of Items
by R. Routley

Michele Paolini Paoletti

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