The Law of Non-contradiction: New Philosophical Essays (BOK)

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The Law of Non-Contradiction-that no contradiction can be true-has been a seemingly unassailable dogma since the work of Aristotle, in Book Gamma of the Metaphysics. It is an assumption challenged from a variety of angles in this collection of original papers. Twenty-three of the world's leading experts investigate the 'law', considering arguments for and against it and discussing methodological issues that arise whenever we question the legitimacy of logical principles. The result is a balanced inquiry into a venerable principle of logic, one that raises questions at the very centre of logic itself. The aim of this volume is to present a comprehensive debate about the Law of Non-Contradiction, from discussions as to how the law is to be understood, to reasons for accepting or re-thinking the law, and to issues that raise challenges to the law, such as the Liar Paradox, and a 'dialetheic' resolution of that paradox. One of the editors contributes an introduction which surveys the issues and serves to frame the debate. This collection will be of interest to anyone working on philosophical logic, and to anyone who has ever wondered about the status of logical laws and about how one might proceed to mount arguments for or against them.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199204199 Antall sider 400
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,5cm Vekt 713 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Bradley Armour-Garb, Graham Priest, J.C. Beall
Emner og form Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge, Philosophy: logic, Mathematical logic