John Buridan on self-reference : chapter eight of Buridan's Sophismata  pbk.

translated, with an introduction and a philosophical commentary, by G.E. Hughes

John Buridan was a fourteenth-century philosopher who enjoyed an enormous reputation for about two hundred years, was then totally neglected, and is now being 'rediscovered' through his relevance to contemporary work in philosophical logic. The final chapter of Buridan's Sophismata deals with problems about self-reference, and in particular with the semantic paradoxes. He offers his own distinctive solution to the well-known 'Liar Paradox' and introduces a number of other paradoxes that will be unfamiliar to most logicians. Buridan also moves on from these problems to more general questions about the nature of propositions, the criteria of their truth and falsity and the concepts of validity and knowledge. This edition of that chapter is intended to make Buridan's ideas and arguments accessible to a wider range of readers. The volume should interest many philosophers, linguists and logicians, who are increasingly finding in medieval work striking anticipations of their own concerns.

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Introductory sophisms
  • 2. Alethic paradoxes
  • 3. Epistemic paradoxes
  • 4. Pragmatic paradoxes
  • 5. Commentary
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 John Buridan on self-reference : chapter eight of Buridan's Sophismata
著作者等 Buridan John
Hughes G. E. (George Edward)
Hughes G.E.
Buridan Jean
書名別名 Sophismata
巻冊次 pbk.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1982
ページ数 x, 171 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0521288649
NCID BA07038843
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言語 英語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス