Herbert Hochberg

Hist-Analytic is pleased to make available for the first time on the Internet a major paper by Herbert Hochberg: "Propositions, Truth, and Belief: The Wittgenstein-Russell Dispute" which first appeared in Theoria, LXIII, 1,   2000.  pp.   3-40. Professor Hochberg has for a number of years addressed problems of ontology and philosophy of logic. While many philosophers have taken the "linguistic turn" - a phrase coined by his former teacher, Gustav Bergmann - Hochberg pursues the examination of metaphysics rather than language, all the while keeping at the center of attention metaphysical issues that have persisted since their origins in classical philosophy. There are no easy answers to our philosophical conundrums as Hochberg demonstrates while relentlessly and with great precision he examines such matters as the role of logic in the reconstruction of metaphysics, the nature of universals and particulars, Moore's contribution to analytical philosophy, and numerous other matters concerned with the nature of the world and our awareness of it. His most recent major contribution to the field is a work devoted largely to Gustav Bergmann, a work which no ontologist seriously interested in answers that go beyond the philosophical fashions of the day can afford to ignore. This work, The Positivist and the Ontologist: Bergmann, Carnap and Logical Realism can be purchased directly from the publisher Rodopi Press.  2001.


Thought, Fact, and Reference: The Origins and Ontology of Logical Atomism. U. of Minnesota. 1978

The Positivist and the Ontologist: Bergmann, Carnap, and Logical Realism . Rudopi. 2001

Logic, Ontology and Language: Essays in Truth and Reality. Munchen. 1984.

Russell, Moore, and Wittgenstein: The Revival of Realism. Egelsbach. 2001

Complexes and Consciousness. Theoria Library of Philosophy. 1999.

(Partial List)

"Individuation and Individual Properties: A Study in Metaphysical Futility." The Modern Schoolman, LXXIX, 2002, Jan./March., pp. 107-135.

 "From Logic to Ontology: Some Problems of Existence, Predication and Modality." Chapter 18 in A Companion to Philosophical Logic, ed. D. Jacquette, (Blackwell: 2002), pp. 281-292.

"Reasons, Truthmakers and Truth Grounds" in Rationality and Irrationality, ed. B. Smith and G. Dorn (Vienna: 2001),pp. 142-161.

"Critical Study:  D. M. Armstrong's  A World of States of Affairs." Sept. 1999, Nous., 473-495.

"Facts and Classes as Complexes and as Truth Makers." The Monist 73. 2. 1994.

"Moore's Anticipation of Tarski's Convention-T and His Refutation of Truth as Coherence." History of Philosophy Quarterly. 1992. 9. 1. pp. 97-117.

"Truth Makers, Truth Predicates, and Truth Types" in K. Mulligan Language, Truth, and Ontology.. Philosophical Studies Series. vol. 51. Dordrecht. 1992.

"Russell's Paradox, Russellian Relations, and Problems of Predication and Impredicativity" in Minnesota Studies in Philosophy of Science. XII. 1989. pp. 63-88.

"A Refutation of Moderate Nominalism." Australasian Journal of Philosophy , June 1988, pp. 188-207.

"Russell, Ramsey and Wittgenstein on Quantification and Ramification."  Erkenntnis, 27, 1987, pp. 256-281.

"Quantification, Description, and Identity." Analysis,  March, 1987.

"Russell's Early Analysis of Relational Predication and the Asymmetry of the Predication Relation." Philosophia, 17, 4, 1987, pp. 439-459.

"Causality and Generality" in The Treatise and The Tractatus, Hume Studies , April 1986, pp. 1-17.

"Existence, Non-Existence and Predication." Grazer  Philosophische Studien,  Vol. 25-26, 1986. pp. 235-267.

"Bealer's Quality and Concept." Philosophy of Science. 51. 3. 1984.

"The Wiener-Kuratowski Procedure and the Analysis of Order." Analysis. October. 1981.

"Natural Necessity and Laws of Nature." Philosophy  of Science, September 1981.
"Intentionality , Logical Structure, and Bergmann's Ontology." Nous 15. 2. 1981.

"Russell's Proof of Realism Reproved." Philosophical Studies 1980. 37.

"Nominalism, General Terms and Predication." The Monist. 71. 1978.

"Intentions, Facts, and Propositions." In Gram Moltke and E. Klemke The Ontological Turn U. of Iowa. 1974. pp. 168-195.

"Possibilities and Essences in Wittgenstein's Tractatus." In E. D. Klemke Essays on Wittgenstein Urbana. 1971.

"Frege on Concepts as Functions: A Fundamental Ambiguity." Theoria. 37. 1971.

"Moore's Ontology and Non-natural Properties." In E. D. Klemke Studies in the Philosophy of G. E. Moore. 1969. Chicago.

"Nominalism, Platonism, and Being True of." Nous. 1. 3. 1967.

"Ontology and Acquaintance," Philosophical Studies. 17. 1966.

"On Being and Being Presented." Philosophy of Science. 32. 1965.

"Things and Qualities." In D. Merril and K. Capitan Metaphysics and Explanation. 1966. Pittburgh. pp. 82-97.

"Concepts" (with Gustav Bergmann). Philosophical Studies. 8. 1957.

"Possible and Logical Absolutism." Philosophical Studies 6. 1955.

"Professor Storer on Empiricism." Philosophical Studies. 5. 1954.