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Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199263288
eISBN:
9780191603631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The Law of Non-Contradiction has been high orthodoxy in Western philosophy since Aristotle. The so-called Law has been the subject of radical challenge in recent years by dialetheism, the view that ... More


Aristotle on the Law of Non-Contradiction

Graham Priest

in Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199263288
eISBN:
9780191603631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263280.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter analyzes and criticizes the argument of Aristotle in Metaphysics, Book Gamma, against those who would violate the Law of Non-Contradiction, together with what a number of later ... More


Contradiction

Graham Priest

in Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199263288
eISBN:
9780191603631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263280.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter provides an account of the nature of negation which not only endorses the traditional idea of negation as a contradictory-forming operator, but also allows for the possibility of ... More


What's So Bad About Contradictions?

Graham Priest

in The Law of Non-Contradiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199265176
eISBN:
9780191713989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265176.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter sets up the debate for the rest of the book. It discusses and rejects five objections to accepting (some) contradictions: (i) that contradictions entail everything (Explosion); (ii) that ... More


On the Formalization of the Law of Non-Contradiction *

Ross T. Brady

in The Law of Non-Contradiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199265176
eISBN:
9780191713989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265176.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter examines three ways of formalizing the law of non-contradiction. The key feature of such a way is the enforcement of consistency of the formal system concerned. The first formalization ... More


The Philosophical Basis of What? The Anti-Realist Route to Dialetheism

Jon Cogburn

in The Law of Non-Contradiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199265176
eISBN:
9780191713989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265176.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Dummettian anti-realists have traditionally argued that verificationism entails giving up the law of excluded middle for discourses such as mathematics, which contain warrants that cannot be ... More


Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Jeremy Barris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Sometimes Always True aims to resolve three connected problems. First, we need an undogmatic pluralist standpoint in political theory, epistemology, and metaphysics. But genuine pluralism suffers ... More


Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Richard Reed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095306
eISBN:
9781781708682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Sixteen years have passed since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement closed a chapter on Northern Ireland’s tragic past. But not everyone has moved on as far as the architects of peace would have ... More


Testing Kantian Maxims

Steven Sverdlik

in Motive and Rightness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594948
eISBN:
9780191725401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594948.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One version of Kant's Categorical Imperative—the Formula of Universal Law—speaks of testing an agent's ‘maxim’ for moral permissibility. A maxim is a truncated piece of practical reasoning that ... More


Pluralism, Legitimate Self-Contradiction, and a Proposed Solution to Some Shared Fundamental Problems of Political and Mainstream Epistemology

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter develops the relevance of the paradoxical connection between globally different frameworks for which the book argues to both political and mainstream, unpoliticized epistemology. The ... More


The Logic of Genuine Political Pluralism and Oscar Wilde’s Artificiality of Wit and Style

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter argues that the artificiality of Oscar Wilde’s wit and style exemplifies the logic and method of genuine, undogmatic political pluralism in a deeply consistent and illuminating way. The ... More


Sometimes Always True

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The introduction describes three main themes that the book’s essays explore and shows that they are really different expressions of the same set of fundamental concerns. First, the essays identify ... More


The Politics of Dialogic Imagination: Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan

Katsuya Hirano

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226060422
eISBN:
9780226060736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060736.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The government of early modern Japan (1603-1868), the Tokugawa shogunate, consistently demonstrated a keen interest in regulating the outwardly inconsequential urban popular culture of Edo ... More


Conclusion: Shades of grey

Richard Reed

in Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095306
eISBN:
9781781708682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The conclusion ties the chapters together, recounting the narrative and analysis that weaves through the book. It answers each of the five questions posed at the end of chapter 1 in turn, and offers ... More


Introduction: Contradictions

Richard Reed

in Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095306
eISBN:
9781781708682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The introduction opens by laying out the central contradictions that blight loyalism, focusing on some of the aspects of the story that appear to contradict its ‘pro-state / British’ identity. It is ... More


Heraclitus and the Art of Paradox

Mary Margaret McCabe

in Platonic Conversations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732884
eISBN:
9780191796906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732884.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The ‘river’ fragments of Heraclitus illustrate how paradox may be construed as argument, and they bring out both the logical and the psychological aspects of paradox. But is the thought of Heraclitus ... More


The One—and the Others

Graham Priest

in One: Being an Investigation into the Unity of Reality and of its Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688258
eISBN:
9780191767586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688258.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter continues the commentary of the Parmenides commenced in the previous chapter, and concerns the second half of the dialogue. This contains a puzzling sequence of arguments which purport ... More


Protagoras and Plato in Aristotle: Rereading the Measure Doctrine

Ian C. McCready-Flora

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 49

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198749516
eISBN:
9780191842818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749516.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

We have far less evidence for Aristotle’s reception of Protagoras than we like to think, and the evidence we do have is somewhere we hardly ever look. With one exception, every reference Aristotle ... More


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