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Talking about Nothing: Numbers, Hallucinations, and Fictions
by Jody Azzouni
Ordinary language and scientific language enable us to speak about, in a singular way (using demonstratives and names), what we recognize not to exist: fictions, the contents of our hallucinations, abstract objects, and various idealized but nonexistent objects that our scientific theories are often couched in terms of. Indeed, references to such nonexistent ...more
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published September 30th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published December 1st 2005)
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