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John Buridan on Self-Reference : Chapter Eight of Buridan's 'Sophismata', with a Translation, an Introduction, and a Philosophical Commentary - John Buridan

John Buridan on Self-Reference

Chapter Eight of Buridan's 'Sophismata', with a Translation, an Introduction, and a Philosophical Commentary

By: John Buridan, G. E. Hughes (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th November 1982
ISBN: 9780521288644
Number Of Pages: 184

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John Buridan was a fourteenth-century philosopher who enjoyed an enormous reputation for about two hundred years, was then totally neglected, and is now being "rediscovered" through his relevance to contemporary work in philosophical logic. The final chapter of Buridan"s Sophismata deals with problems about self-reference, and in particular with the semantic paradoxes. He offers his own distinctive solution to the well-known "Liar Paradox" and introduces a number of other paradoxes that will be unfamiliar to most logicians. Buridan also moves on from these problems to more general questions about the nature of propositions, the criteria of their truth and falsity and the concepts of validity and knowledge. This edition of that chapter is intended to make Buridan"s ideas and arguments accessible to a wider range of readers. The volume should interest many philosophers, linguists and logicians, who are increasingly finding in medieval work striking anticipations of their own concerns.

Preface
Introduction
Introductory sophisms
Alethic paradoxes
Epistemic paradoxes
Pragmatic paradoxes
Commentary
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521288644
ISBN-10: 0521288649
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 8th November 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.24