Summary Book Review Language, Truth, and Logic by Alfred Jules Ayer:
Download or read book Language, Truth, and Logic written by Alfred Jules Ayer and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1952-01-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dissertation in the tradition of logical positivism includes a discussion of the functions and methods of philosophy and a critique of ethics and theology
Summary Book Review The Problem of Knowledge by Alfred Jules Ayer:
Download or read book The Problem of Knowledge written by Alfred Jules Ayer and published by Penguin Group. This book was released on 1956 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, the author of "Language, Truth and Logic" tackles one of the central issues of philosophy - how we can know anything - by setting out all the sceptic's arguments and trying to counter them one by one
Summary Book Review The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer’s Language, Truth and Logic by Adam Tamas Tuboly:
Download or read book The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer’s Language, Truth and Logic written by Adam Tamas Tuboly and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-10-23 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection provides the first comprehensive volume on A. J. Ayer’s 1936 masterpiece, Language, Truth and Logic. With eleven original chapters the volume reconsiders the historical and philosophical significance of Ayer’s work, examining its place in the history of analytic philosophy and its subsequent legacy. Making use of pioneering research in logical empiricism, the contributors explore a wide variety of topics, from ethics, values and religion, to truth, epistemology and philosophy of language. Among the questions discussed are: How did Ayer preserve or distort the views and conceptions of logical empiricists? How are Ayer's arguments different from the ones he aimed at reconstructing? And which aspects of the book were responsible for its immense impact? The volume expertly places Language, Truth and Logic in the intellectual and socio-cultural history of twentieth-century philosophical thought, providing both introductory and contextual chapters, as well as specific explorations of a variety of topics covering the main themes of the book. Providing important insights of both historical and contemporary significance, this collection is an essential resource for scholars interested in the legacy of the Vienna Circle and its effect on ethics and philosophy of mind.
Summary Book Review Language, Truth, and Literature by Richard Gaskin:
Download or read book Language, Truth, and Literature written by Richard Gaskin and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-04-18 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Gaskin offers an original defence of literary humanism, according to which works of imaginative literature have an objective meaning which is fixed at the time of production and not subject to individual readers' responses. He shows that the appreciation of literature is a cognitive activity fully on a par with scientific investigation.
Summary Book Review Infinite Thought by Alain Badiou:
Download or read book Infinite Thought written by Alain Badiou and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-05-01 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alain Badiou is already regarded as one of the mostoriginal and powerful voices in contemporaryEuropean thought. Infinite Thought brings together arepresentative selection of the range of AlainBadiou's work, illustrating the power and diversity ofhis thought.
Summary Book Review The Paradox of Being by Poul Andersen:
Download or read book The Paradox of Being written by Poul Andersen and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-03-01 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The question of truth has never been more urgent than today, when the distortion of facts and the imposition of pseudo-realities in the service of the powerful have become the order of the day. In The Paradox of Being Poul Andersen addresses the concept of truth in Chinese Daoist philosophy and ritual. His approach is unapologetically universalist, and the book may be read as a call for a new way of studying Chinese culture, one that does not shy away from approaching “the other” in terms of an engagement with “our own” philosophical heritage. The basic Chinese word for truth is zhen, which means both true and real, and it bypasses the separation of the two ideas insisted on in much of the Western philosophical tradition. Through wide-ranging research into Daoist ritual, both in history and as it survives in the present day, Andersen shows that the concept of true reality that informs this tradition posits being as a paradox anchored in the inexistent Way (Dao). The preferred way of life suggested by this insight consists in seeking to be an exception to ordinary norms and rules of behavior which nonetheless engages what is common to us all.
Summary Book Review Language, Mind and Reality by Ranjan Kumar Panda:
Download or read book Language, Mind and Reality written by Ranjan Kumar Panda and published by Universal-Publishers. This book was released on 2016-02-02 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this book delve into the central theme of R.C. Pradhan's philosophy in particular and the issues in analytic philosophy in general. In analytic tradition, Professor Pradhan's research has been extensively in the area of Wittgenstein's philosophy: philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. While philosophizing the notion of language and mind, Pradhan explores the complexities of the web of life. For him, language neatly binds several aspects of life: the cultural, moral, religious, and scientific. The mind, however, represents the inner world of human experience that involves multiple dimensions of consciousness: the bodily, the vital, the mental, and the spiritual consciousness. Considering the broad spectrum of Pradhan's works, the contributions in this book reflect mainly on the issues concerning the nature of metaphysics, mind, meaning, truth, and values. Language, Mind and Reality, in this regard, is a study on the contemporary trends in analytic philosophy.
Summary Book Review The Peculiarity of Literature by Jeffrey DeShell:
Download or read book The Peculiarity of Literature written by Jeffrey DeShell and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argues that Poe's fiction remains outside the realm of critical analysis and that its nature resists interpretation.
Summary Book Review Language, Truth and Ontology by K. Mulligan:
Download or read book Language, Truth and Ontology written by K. Mulligan and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All except three of the papers in this volume were presented at the colloquium on "L'Ontologie formelle aujourd'hui", Geneva, 3-5 June 1988. The three exceptions, the papers by David Armstrong, Uwe Meixner and Wolfgang Lenzen, were presented at the colloquium on "Properties", Zinal, June 1-3, 1990. It was, incidentally, at the second of these two colloquia that the European Society for Analytic Philosophy came into being. The fathers of analytic philosophy - Moore and Russell - were in no doubt that ontology or metaphysics as well as the topics oflanguage, truth and logic constituted the core subject-matter of their "analytic realism", 1 for the task of metaphysics as they conceived things was the description of 2 the world. And logic and ontology are indissolubly linked in the system of the grandfather of analytic philosophy, Frege. After the Golden Age of analytic philosophy - in Cambridge and Austria - opposition to realism as well as the "linguistic turn" contributed for a long time to the eclipse of ontology. 3 Thanks in large measure to the work of some of the senior contributors to the present volume - Roderick Chisholm, Herbert Hochberg, David Armstrong and Karel Lambert - ontology and metaphysics now enjoy once again the central position they occupied some eighty years ago in the heyday of analytic philosophy.
Author :Savas L. Tsohatzidis Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2020-08-24 ISBN 10 :9783110687583 Pages :355 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (758 users download)
Summary Book Review Truth, Force, and Knowledge in Language by Savas L. Tsohatzidis:
Download or read book Truth, Force, and Knowledge in Language written by Savas L. Tsohatzidis and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-08-24 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book collects twenty-five of the author's essays, each of which addresses a descriptive or a foundational issue that arises at the interface between linguistic semantics and pragmatics, on the one hand, and the philosophy of language, on the other. Arranged into three interconnected parts (I. Matters of Meaning and Truth; II. Matters of Meaning and Force; III. Knowledge Matters), the essays suggest that some key topics in the above-mentioned fields have often been approached in ways that considerably underestimate their empirical or conceptual complexity, and attempt to delineate perspectives from which, and conditions under which, an improved understanding of those topics could be sought. The book will be of interest to linguists working in semantics and pragmatics, and to philosophers working in the philosophy of language and in epistemology.
Download or read book Real History written by Martin Bunzl and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-06-20 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Real History: Reflections on Historical Practice, Martin Bunzl charts a new direction for the philosophy of history. He proposes a synthesis between debates about objectivity among historians and recent philosophical arguments about realism. In his clear and direct style, Bunzl argues for an approach to history based on what historians actually do in contrast to what they say they are doing.
Author :FERNÁNDEZ SANTIAGO, MIRIAM Publisher :Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva Release Date :2018-07-12 ISBN 10 :9788417066857 Pages :414 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (685 users download)
Summary Book Review THE VOICE AND THE VOID by FERNÁNDEZ SANTIAGO, MIRIAM:
Download or read book THE VOICE AND THE VOID written by FERNÁNDEZ SANTIAGO, MIRIAM and published by Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva. This book was released on 2018-07-12 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Voice and the Void es una monografía sobre la justificación o legitimización de la referencialidad del lenguaje. Se parte de la supuesta falta de legitimidad de la representación lingüística mediante una reflexión sobre casos extremos de irrepresentabilidad--tales como los discursos humorístico, religioso, científico y filosófico--a lo largo de la historia para llegar a la crítica postmoderna y discutir dicha falta de legitimidad aplicando una lógica basada en la doble negación implícita a la legitimación de la referencialidad lingüística.
Summary Book Review Summary of Alfred Jules Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic by Everest Media,:
Download or read book Summary of Alfred Jules Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-05-10T22:59:00Z with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The traditional disputes between philosophers are, for the most part, as unwarranted as they are unfruitful. The surest way to end them is to establish beyond question what should be the purpose and method of a philosophical inquiry. And this is not difficult to do. #2 The author claims that the human mind is incapable of understanding things in themselves, and that we can only understand things as they relate to our own experience. This means we can never truly understand anything beyond our senses. #3 The criterion used to test the genuineness of apparent statements of fact is the verifiability criterion. A sentence is factually significant to a given person if, and only if, he knows how to verify the proposition that it purports to express. #4 The distinction between the strong and weak sense of the term verifiable is important. A proposition is said to be verifiable in the strong sense of the term if its truth can be conclusively proven in experience. But a proposition is verifiable in the weak sense if it is possible for experience to render it probable.
Summary Book Review The Philosophy of Science by Sahotra Sarkar:
Download or read book The Philosophy of Science written by Sahotra Sarkar and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 1012 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first in-depth reference to the field that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical inquiry, this encyclopedia brings together a team of leading scholars to provide nearly 150 entries on the essential concepts in the philosophy of science. The areas covered include biology, chemistry, epistemology and metaphysics, physics, psychology and mind, the social sciences, and key figures in the combined studies of science and philosophy. (Midwest).
Summary Book Review Words in Blood, Like Flowers by :
Download or read book Words in Blood, Like Flowers written by and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why did Nietzsche claim to have "written in blood"? Why did Heidegger remain silent after World War II about his participation in the Nazi Party? How did Hölderlin's voice and the voices of other, more ancient poets come to echo in philosophy? Words in Blood, Like Flowers is a classical expression of continental philosophy that critically engages the intersection of poetry, art, music, politics, and the erotic in an exploration of the power they have over us. While focusing on three key figures—Hölderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger—this volume covers a wide range of material, from the Ancient Greeks to the vicissitudes of the politics of our times, and approaches these and other questions within their hermeneutic and historical contexts. Working from primary texts and a wide range of scholarly sources in French, German, and English, this book is an important contribution to philosophy's most ancient quarrels not only with poetry, but also with music and erotic love.
Summary Book Review Central Works of Philosophy v4 by John Shand:
Download or read book Central Works of Philosophy v4 written by John Shand and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-01-28 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Central Works of Philosophy" is a major multi-volume collection of essays on the core texts of the Western philosophical tradition. From Plato's "Republic" to the present day, the five volumes range over 2,500 years of philosophical writing covering the best, most representative, and most influential work of some of our greatest philosophers. Each essay has been specially commissioned and provides an overview of the work, clear and authoritative exposition of its central ideas, and an assessment of the work's importance. Together these books provide an unrivaled companion for studying and reading philosophy, one that introduces the reader to the masterpieces of the western philosophical canon. The period, 1900-60, which this volume covers, witnessed changes in logical and linguistic analysis far beyond anything dreamt of in the previous history of the subject. The volume begins with chapters on the key texts of the Cambridge philosophers, Moore, Russell and Wittgenstein, which together marked the emergence of analytical philosophy. The Vienna Circle of the 1920s, and the development of logical positivism in the 1930s and 1940s are represented by chapters on two fundamental works by Carnap and Ayer. William James' "Pragmatism," which formulated pragmatism's epistemology and made it known throughout the world represents in the volume the distinctive ideas of the American pragmatists. Essays on Husserl's "The Idea of Phenomenology," Heidegger's "Being and Time," Sartre's "Being and Nothingness" and Merleau-Ponty's "Phenomenology of Perception" cover the core texts of the hugely significant phenomenological movement. Of the linguistic philosophy that dominated the English-speaking world in the immediate postwar years, Wittgenstein's "Philosophical Investigations" and Ryle's "The Concept of the Mind" are discussed in turn. The volume concludes with Karl Popper's influential account of the nature of science. Volume 4 covers the key works of philosophy written in the period 1900-60, which witnessed developments in logical and linguistic analysis far beyond anything dreamt of in the previous history of the subject. The volume includes chapters on central works by the Cambridge philosophers Moore, Russell and Wittgenstein, which together contributed to the emergence of analytic philosophy. The ideas of the Vienna Circle of the 1920s, and the logical positivism of the 1930s and 1940s are explored in chapters dealing with the works of Carnap and Ayer, and the distinctive ideas of the American pragmatists are discussed in a chapter on William James' Pragmatism, which propagated pragmatism by presenting its central tenets in a clear and accessible form. Essays on Husserl's "The Idea of Phenomenology," Heidegger's "Being and Time," Sartre's "Being and Nothingness" and Merleau-Ponty's "Phenomenology of Perception" cover the core texts of the continental European traditions of phenomenology and existentialism. Of the linguistic philosophy that dominated the English-speaking world in the immediate postwar years, Wittgenstein's "Philosophical Investigations" and Ryle's "The Concept of Mind" are discussed in turn. The volume concludes with a chapter on Karl Popper's influential account of the nature of scientific method in his seminal work, "The Logic of Scientific Discovery."
Download or read book Maimonides written by T. M. Rudavsky and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-12-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thorough and accessible introduction to Maimonides, arguably oneof the most important Jewish philosophers of all time. This workincorporates material from Maimonides’ philosophical, legal,and medical works, providing a synoptic picture ofMaimonides’ philosophical range. Maimonides was, and remains, one of the most influential andimportant Jewish legalists, who devoted himself to areconceptualization of the entirety of Jewish law Offers both an intellectual biography and an exploration of themost important philosophical works in Maimonides’ corpus Persuasively argues that Maimonides did see himself as engagedin philosophical dialogue Maimonides’ philosophy is presented in a way that isaccessible to readers with little background in either Jewish ormedieval philosophy Secondary readings are provided at the end of each chapter, aswell as a bibliography of recent scholarly articles on some of themore pressing philosophical topics covered in the book