Necessity or Contingency: The Master Argument

Necessity or Contingency: The Master Argument

by Jules Vuillemin

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ISBN-13: 9781881526858
Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date: 06/01/1996
Series: Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series , #56
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Master Argument: 1. The Master Argument: on the shortcomings of some past interpretations: Conditions to be fulfilled by any acceptable interpretation; 2. Reconstruction of the master argument; Part II. Systems of Necessity: The Megarians and the Stoics: 3. The system of logical fatalism: Diodorus Cronus; 4. Eternal return and cyclical time: Cleanth's solution; 5. Freedom as an element of fate: Chrysippus; Part III. System of Contigency: The Lyceum, the garden, the academy: 6. Aristotle; 7. Epicurus and intuitionism; 8. Carneades and the skeptical nominalism of the modalities; 9. Platonism and conditional necessity; Epilogue.

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