Beyond the Limits of Thought / Edition 2

Beyond the Limits of Thought / Edition 2

by Graham Priest
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199244219

ISBN-13: 9780199244218

Pub. Date: 02/27/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a philosophical investigation of the nature of conceptual limits. Drawing on recent developments in the field of logic, Professor Priest argues that such limits do indeed exist, and are, by their nature, contradictory. He develops his argument through an analysis of the way in which such limits have appeared in the work of major Western philosophers, ranging…  See more details below

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This is a philosophical investigation of the nature of conceptual limits. Drawing on recent developments in the field of logic, Professor Priest argues that such limits do indeed exist, and are, by their nature, contradictory. He develops his argument through an analysis of the way in which such limits have appeared in the work of major Western philosophers, ranging from Aristotle to Derrida. This is an original and lucid approach to the subject, which will be of particular interest to logicians and philosophers of language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199244218
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/27/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The limits of thought in pre-Kantian philosophy The limits of expression
2. The limits of iteration
3. The limits of cognition
4. The limits of conception
5. The limits of thought in Kant and Hegel Noumena and the categories
6. Kant's antinomies
7. Hegel's infinities
8. Limits and the paradoxes of self-reference Absolute infinity
9. Vicious circles
10. Parameterization
11. Sets and classes
12. Language and its limits The unity of thought
13. Translation, reference, and truth
14. Consciousness, rules, and différance
15. Post terminum Hiedegger and the grammar of being
16. Nagarjuna and the limits of thought
17. Further reflections
Bibliography; Index

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