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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


Concepts of Absolute and Real War

Andreas Herberg‐Rothe

in Clausewitz's Puzzle: The Political Theory of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199202690
eISBN:
9780191707834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202690.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

All previous interpretations of Clausewitz's concept of war have treated it as something that must be understood in connection with the three interactions to the extreme, and consequently with his ... More


Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

Daniel Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199768738
eISBN:
9780199918980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed is one of the most discussed books in Jewish history. Since its appearance, many readers have advocated an “esoteric” reading of the Guide, professing to find a ... 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


Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Contradiction and Dialectic

C. W. A. Whitaker

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199254194
eISBN:
9780191598654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254192.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The De Interpretatione is one of Aristotle's core works, containing highly influential analyses of the basic elements of language and the nature of truth and falsehood, as well as the famous ... 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


Rational Belief

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:
10.1093/0199263280.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter argues that the common view that believing a contradiction is the nadir of rationality should be rejected, and that rational considerations may require one to believe contradictions. An ... More


Metaphysical Realism and the Unity of Truth

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A connection between metaphysical realism and the idea that truth is single and indivisible (alethic monism) is proposed. It is argued that propositions are the primary bearers of truth and truth ... More


The Quest for Coherence: Institutional Dilemmas of External Action from Maastricht to Amsterdam

Michael E. Smith

in The Institutionalization of Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199247967
eISBN:
9780191601088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924796X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The focus of this chapter is on the institutionalization of a space for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), and on efforts since the signing of the Maastricht Treaty on European Union ... More


Conclusion

C. W. A. Whitaker

in Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Contradiction and Dialectic

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199254194
eISBN:
9780191598654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254192.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

By reading the De Interpretatione closely and in order, we see that the work is not a series of detached episodes but a coherent whole, dedicated to the study of contradictory pairs of assertions. ... More


The Title

C. W. A. Whitaker

in Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Contradiction and Dialectic

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199254194
eISBN:
9780191598654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254192.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The traditional title is an oddity. It has been explained as meaning ’On the Assertion’ (in accordance with the view that that is what the treatise is about) but the best translation is really ’On ... More


In Contradiction

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199263301
eISBN:
9780191718823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263301.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book advocates and defends the view that there are true contradictions (dialetheism), a view that has flown in the face of orthodoxy in Western philosophy since Aristotle's time. The book has ... More


Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The world economic landscape has experienced seismic changes in the fifteen years after restoration of Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997. Fortunately, the Hong Kong economy has remained ... More


Grand Days, Dark Palaces: The Contradictions of Liberal Ordering1

Heather Rae and Christian Reus-Smit

in Liberal World Orders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265529
eISBN:
9780191760334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Exploring contradictions inherent in liberal orders, this chapter questions the treatment of liberalism in the International Relations academy as a relatively straightforward set of beliefs about the ... 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


Conjunction and Contradiction

Achille C. Varzi

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/9780199265176.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

There are two ways of understanding the notion of a contradiction: as a conjunction of a statement and its negation, or as a pair of statements, one of which is the negation of the other. ... More


The Arms in the Sky: Diffraction of a Narrative Theme

Alessandro Barchiesi

in Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161815
eISBN:
9781400852482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161815.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers some of the narrative strategies and their relative effects of sense in the Aeneid. What matters here is grasping the specific way the complexity of cultural presuppositions ... More


Simplicity and the Problem of Contradiction: Ptolemy and the Legacy of Marcion

Andrew Radde‐Gallwitz

in Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 1 focuses on the role divine simplicity played in the debates surrounding Marcion of Sinope, the second‐century theologian who distinguished the God of the Old Testament from the God of the ... More


An Introduction to Paraconsistent Dialetheism

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter introduces ‘dialetheic’ approaches, according to which Liar sentences are both true and false, indeed both true and not true. (Some contradictions are accepted.) Dialetheism provides ... More


Pathways to Conservative Identification: The Politics of Ideological Contradiction in the United States

Christopher Ellis and James A. Stimson

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers a long-standing paradox in American public opinion: that the American public is, on average, operationally liberal and at the same time symbolically conservative. It discusses ... More


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