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Why Obey the Laws of Logic?

Robert Fogelin

in Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195177541
eISBN:
9780199850143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177541.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A polarity takes place at the deepest possible level, the acceptance or rejection of what is often considered the fundamental principle of rational thinking—the law of noncontradiction. This law, ... More


The Fichtean Background

Stanley Rosen

in The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226065885
eISBN:
9780226065915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226065915.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Johann Gottlieb Fichte as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s immediate predecessor and the second volume of Science of Logic, in which Hegel introduces book 2 on Wesen. It first ... More


Dilemmas and Paradoxes

Robert Fogelin

in Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195177541
eISBN:
9780199850143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177541.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter also deals with the law of noncontradiction but has a different tendency. Following Wittgenstein, it actually defends a number of seemingly antirationalist theses, among them that ... More


Dialectics

Moshe Almagor

in The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669554
eISBN:
9781452946894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter discusses the different aspects of dialectics. Dialectics are opposing forces leading to change in a system. The two laws of dialectics are the law of unity of opposites and the law of ... More


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