Alexius Meinong, The Shepherd of Non-Being

2016.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dale Jacquette, Alexius Meinong, The Shepherd of Non-Being, Springer, 2015, 434pp., $179.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319180748.
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2016.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dale Jacquette, Alexius Meinong, The Shepherd of Non-Being, Springer, 2015, 434pp., $179.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319180748. Reviewed by Frederick Kroon, The University of Auckland In this collection of papers spanning some twenty years, Dale Jacquette admits to a single overarching aim: "to explore the prospects for a Meinongian approach to philosophical logic and semantics that is different from … Fregean referential extensionalism in contemporary analytic philosophy". The idea of such a collection is welcome. It is now widely agreed that Meinong is a metaphysician whose work needs to be taken seriously, and Jacquette is a well-known figure in the rehabilitation of Meinong. Inevitably, there are gaps. It wasn't clear in the end, for example, how some of the things Jacquette says fit his version of Meinongian logic. But there is a far more frustrating gap, at least in the eyes of this reviewer. Jacquette uses. . .

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