This second and extended edition of Priest's classic includes new chapters on Heidegger and Nagarjuna, as well as reflections on reactions to the first edition.
Praise for previous edition: "a splendid tour de force, one which should be read by every philosopher..."--Philosophical Quarterly
" H]ighly entertaining and provocative...an engaging and instructive tour through some of the most perplexing features of our own conceptual finitude..."--TLS
`Review from previous edition This book is a splendid tour de force, one which should be read by every philosopher...'
Alan Weir, Philosophical Quarterly
`clever, resourceful, undogmatic, unpretentious, often sensible and usually clear over a wide range of issues'
Timothy Williamson, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
`highly entertaining and provocative... an engaging and instructive tour through some of the most perplexing features of our own conceptual finitude...'
A. W. Moore, Times Literary Supplement
`Graham Priest combines a deep philosophical appreciation of fundamental logical issues with a marvelously informed reading of both the history of philosophy and contemporary texts. His work is ambitious and insightful... The book is an ambitious attempt to do important philosophical work across major borders - borders of the formal and philosophical, the historical and the contemporary, the Analytical and the Continental traditions. In [this] regard it is
a resounding success.'
Patrick Grim, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
The limits of thought in pre-Kantian philosophy1: The limits of expression
2: The limits of iteration
3: The limits of cognition
4: The limits of conception
The limits of thought in Kant and Hegel5: Noumena and the categories
6: Kant's antinomies
7: Hegel's infinities
Limits and the paradoxes of self-reference8: Absolute infinity
9: Vicious circles
11: Sets and classes
Language and its limits12: The unity of thought
13: Translation, reference, and truth
14: Consciousness, rules, and différance
Post terminum15: Heidegger and the grammar of being
16: Nagarjuna and the limits of thought
17: Further reflections
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st November 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2