Barry Smith

 

THE ONTOLOGY OF REFERENCE:

STUDIES IN LOGIC AND PHENOMENOLOGY

 

Dissertation

University of Manchester

1976

 

 

Abstract

 

 

PART ONE: THE THEORY OF MEANINGS (BEDEUTUNGSLEHRE)

 

Chapter One                Variations on the Theory of Sense and Reference

 

Chapter Two                Logic and Phenomenology: A Field of Problems

 

Chapter Three              The Philosophy of Number

 

Chapter Four                Essential Insight (at Arm’s Length)

 

Chapter Five                Meanings-in-General vs. Objects-in-General: An Ontological Dichotomy

 

Chapter Six                  Meanings as Noemata: Husserl’s Generalisation of Linguistic Meaning to the Field of All Acts

 

PART TWO: THE THEORY OF OBJECTS  (GEGENSTANDSLEHRE)

 

Chapter Seven              Ontological Realism

 

Chapter Eight               Stratification of the Universe of Objects

 

Chapter Nine                Realism vs Abstraction Theory

 

Chapter Ten                 Towards a Generalised Ontological Theory of Higher Strata I: Meinong’s Attempt

 

Chapter Eleven             Towards a Generalised Ontological Theory of the Objects of Higher Strata  II: The Theory of Intentional Objects

 

Chapter Twelve:           Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Objecthood

 

                           Notes and List of Abbreviations

 

                           Bibliography