In 2020, Springer will release Abstract Objects: For and Against, edited by José Luis Falguera and Concha Martínez-Vidal. José L. Falguera is currently Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Concha Martínez-Vidal is Associate Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
From the publisher’s description of Abstract Objects:
This volume examines the question “Do abstract objects exist?”, presenting new work from contributing authors across different branches of philosophy. The introduction overviews philosophical debate which considers: what objects qualify as abstract, what do we mean by the word “exist” and indeed, what evidence should count in favor or against the thesis that abstract objects exist. Through subsequent chapters readers will discover the ubiquity of abstract objects as each philosophical field is considered.
Given the ubiquitous use of expressions that purportedly refer to abstract objects, we think that it is relevant to attend to the controversy between those who want to advocate the existence of abstract objects and those who stand against them. Contributions to this volume depict positions and debates that directly or indirectly involve taking one position or other about abstract objects of different kinds and categories. The volume provides a variety of samples of how positions for or against abstract objects can be used in different areas of philosophy in relation to different matters.