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The appellation of concepts (appellatio rationis)....................................................... 160

The semantics of propositions.......................................................................................... 169
9.1

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The semantics of propositional nominalizations (dicta)............................................. 173
Logical validity in a token-based, semantically closed logic ..................................... 175

10.1

Tarskian semantics vs. Buridan on the “Reciprocal Liar”.......................................... 180

10.2

Truth without complexe significabilia ........................................................................ 182

10.3

Logic without truth ..................................................................................................... 184

10.4

Correspondence without truth..................................................................................... 187

10.5

Truth without paradox................................................................................................. 188

10.6

An objection to Buridan’s solution ............................................................................. 192

10.7

The solution vindicated............................................................................................... 193

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The possibility of scientific knowledge........................................................................ 194
11.1

The common epistemic principles of Buridan, Reid and Greco................................. 197

11.2

Putting skeptics in their place ..................................................................................... 198

11.3

Putting the skeptic in his place vs. stopping him in his tracks.................................... 206

11.4

Epistemology vs. metaphysics (or semantics)? .......................................................... 209

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Buridan’s anti-skepticism ............................................................................................ 211
12.1

The Demon-argument ................................................................................................. 212

12.2

Exorcizing the Demon vs. learning to live with it ...................................................... 214

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Buridan’s essentialist nominalism ............................................................................... 215
13.1

“Predicate-essentialism” without “realist essentialism” ............................................. 216

13.2

Buridan’s essentialism vs. skepticism......................................................................... 221

13.3

The conflict between Buridan’s semantics and abstractionism .................................. 222

13.4 Conclusion: empiricism, nominalism and essentialism in semantics, metaphysics and
epistemology ........................................................................................................................... 223
BIBLIOGRAPHY ..................................................................................................................... 225

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