Natural History of Negation / Edition 2

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This book offers a unique synthesis of past and current work on the structure, meaning, and use of negation and negative expressions, a topic that has engaged thinkers from Aristotle and the Buddha to Freud and Chomsky. Horn's masterful study melds a review of scholarship in philosophy, psychology, and linguistics with original research, providing a full picture of negation in natural language and thought; this new edition adds a comprehensive preface and bibliography, surveying research since the book's original publication.
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An exquisite natural history of this unique cephalopod by a paleontologist (who overmodestly professes limited zoological training). Ward has focused on topics relevant to his discipline: those that throw light on evolution. He treats morphology, the buoyancy systems, growth, ecology, reproduction, distribution of species, and in 40 pages relates the foregoing to paleontology. On the form, function, and meaning of negation in natural language. Horn (linguistics, Yale) reviews the substantial literature on this subject from Plato and Aristotle onward and offers his views on how recent research (including his own) should bear on our understanding of this construction. Horn's focus is the primitive or derivative status of negative statements with respect to their positive counterparts. A careful reconstruction of historical arguments from both Eastern and Western traditions. Available in cloth, $75.00 (0-226-3537-0). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents


A Note on Notation
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction to the Reissue Edition
1. Negation and Opposition in Classical Logic
2. Negation, Presupposition, and the Excluded Middle
3. Markedness and the Psychology of Negation
4. Negation and Quantity
5. The Pragmatics of Contra(dicto)ry Negation
6. Metalinguistic Negation
7. Negative Form and Negative Function
Appendix 1: On LEM and the Purported Incoherence of Multivalued Logic
Appendix 2: Inherent Negation Revisited
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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