ISBN-10:
0674015916
ISBN-13:
9780674015913
Pub. Date:
09/15/2004
Publisher:
Harvard
Confusion: A Study in the Theory of Knowledge

Confusion: A Study in the Theory of Knowledge

by Joseph L. Camp Jr.
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ISBN-13: 9780674015913
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/15/2004
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Joseph L. Camp, Jr., was Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

I Material Falsity

1. Thinking One Thing Is Another

2. A Little History

II What Confusion Is

3. Fred and the Ant Colony

4. The Semantic Use of Psychological Language

III A Little Logic

5. Ambiguity

6. Humoring

IV Truth-Valuing

7. Calibration

8. Failure to Refer

9. How You Convince People—Including Yourself—of the Theory of Descriptions

10. Trying to Predicate Existence

V A Logic for Confusion

11. Explicating

12. Good Advice

13. How Fred Should Think

VI Curing Confusion

14. Semantic Self-Awareness

15. Two Charleys

16. Young Newton

VII Flexible Sameness

17. Self-Induced Confusion

18. The Theory of Ideas

19. Making Category Mistakes and Loving It

Notes

Index

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