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Ordinary Language and Philosophical Conversion

Andrew Norris

in Becoming Who We Are: Politics and Practical Philosophy in the Work of Stanley Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190673949
eISBN:
9780190673970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190673949.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter evaluates Cavell’s reception of Austin’s ordinary language philosophy, showing it to be more critical than it has been understood to be. For Austin, the ordinary language philosopher ... More


Aristotle’s Proofs of Conversions and Syllogisms

Terence Parsons

in Articulating Medieval Logic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199688845
eISBN:
9780191768002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688845.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Ancient Philosophy

In Prior Analytics Aristotle proves the conversion principles, using three logical techniques: reductio (indirect derivation), exposition (a kind of existential instantiation: given ‘Some S is a P’, ... More


 Quantifying Predicates, Singular Term Predicates, Negative Terms

Terence Parsons

in Articulating Medieval Logic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199688845
eISBN:
9780191768002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688845.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Ancient Philosophy

Medieval logicians expanded Aristotle’s notation; some rules naturally come along with the expansions. Predicates are quantified, as in ‘No donkey is every animal’, and negations are sprinkled ... More


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