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- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 34.99
hen we understand that something is a pot, is it because of one property that all pots share? This seems unlikely, but without this common essence, it is difficult to see how we could teach someone to use the word pot? or to see something as a pot. The Buddhist apoha theory tries to resolve this dilemma, first, by rejecting properties such as potness?... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 141.19
This is the first full-length study of the nature of Aristotle and Cicero?s development of topoi, the conceptual ancestors of modern argument schemes. It illuminates an area of rhetoric and logic which has remained obscure for more than two thousand years. more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99
J˝anasrimitra (975-1025) was regarded by both Buddhists and non-Buddhists as the most important Indian philosopher of his generation. His theory of exclusion combined a philosophy of language with a theory of conceptual content, or, in simpler terms, an investigation into the nature of our words and thoughts. His theory informed nearly all the work... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 221.00
This book analyzes the discovery of Chinese logic as a paradigmatic case of the epistemic shifts that have shaped interpretations of China?s intellectual heritage. Reconstructing the transcultural genealogy of a modern discourse, it adds a neglected chapter to the global history of philosophy. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Timothy Smiley has made ground-breaking contributions to modal logic, free logic, multiple-conclusion logic, and plural logic; he has illuminated Aristotle?s syllogistic, the ideas of logical form and consequence, and the distinction between assertion and rejection; and his debunking work on the theory of descriptions is a tour de force. In this volume,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 184.63
Perhaps one of the most striking characteristics of later medieval philosophy and science is the remarkable unity with which the different fields of investigation were articulated to each other, in particular with respect to the methodology used. While it is fair to say that current science is characterized by a plurality of methodologies and by a... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00
The book presents the state of the art of research into the legacy of interwar Polish analytic philosophy and exemplifies different approaches to the history of philosophy. It contains discussions and reconstructions of aspects of Polish philosophy and logic as well as reactions to and developments of this tradition. more...
- Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 47.99
James Allen presents an original and penetrating investigation of the notion of inference from signs, which played a central role in ancient philosophical and scientific method. Allen masters a broad range of ancient texts, discussing Aristotle, the Sceptics, the Stoics and the Epicureans, to provide the first comprehensive treatment of his topic.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
In this challenging and provocative analysis, Dale Jacquette argues that contemporary philosophy labours under a number of historically inherited delusions about the nature of logic and the philosophical significance of certain formal properties of specific types of logical constructions. Exposing some of the key misconceptions about formal symbolic... more...