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Natural History of Negation / Edition 2
     

Natural History of Negation / Edition 2

by Laurence R. Horn
 

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ISBN-10: 1575863367

ISBN-13: 9781575863368

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575863368
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
CSLI-The David Hume Series of Philosophy and Cognitive Science Reissues
Edition description:
1
Pages:
684
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

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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