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Philosophical Papers And Letters

Author : G.W. Leibniz
ISBN : 9789401014267
Genre : History
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The selections contained in these volumes from the papers and letters of Leibniz are intended to serve the student in two ways: first, by providing a more adequate and balanced conception of the full range and penetration of Leibniz's creative intellectual powers; second, by inviting a fresher approach to his intellectual growth and a clearer perception of the internal strains in his thinking, through a chronological arrangement. Much confusion has arisen in the past through a neglect of the develop ment of Leibniz's ideas, and Couturat's impressive plea, in his edition of the Opuscu/es et fragments (p. xii), for such an arrangement is valid even for incomplete editions. The beginning student will do well, however, to read the maturer writings of Parts II, III, and IV first, leaving Part I, from a period too largely neglected by Leibniz criticism, for a later study of the still obscure sources and motives of his thought. The Introduction aims primarily to provide cultural orientation and an exposition of the structure and the underlying assumptions of the philosophical system rather than a critical evaluation. I hope that together with the notes and the Index, it will provide those aids to the understanding which the originality of Leibniz's scientific, ethical, and metaphysical efforts deserve.
Category: History

Philosophical Papers

Author : Benjamin Graf von Rumford
ISBN : UCAL:B4239765
Genre : Gunnery
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Philosophical Papers Volume Ii

Author : David Lewis Professor of Philosophy Princeton University
ISBN : 9780198020660
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Modality And Tense

Author : Kit Fine
ISBN : 9780199278701
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this book, Kit Fine draws together a series of essays, three of them previously unpublished, on possibility, necessity, and tense.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Content And Justification

Author : Paul A. Boghossian
ISBN : 9780199292103
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume presents a series of essays by Paul Boghossian on the theory of content and on its relation to the phenomenon of a priori knowledge. Part one comprises essays on the nature of rule-following and its relation to the problem of mental content; on the intelligibility of eliminativist views of the mental; on the prospects for a naturalistic reduction of mental content; and on the currently influential view (deriving from the rule-following literature) that meaning is a normative notion. Part two includes three widely discussed papers on the phenomenon of self-knowledge and its compatibility with externalist conceptions of mental content. It concludes with a new essay discussing some of the literature produced as a result of these papers. Part three concerns the classical but ill-understood phenomenon of knowledge that is based upon conceptual competence. Finally, part four turns its attention from general issues about mental content to an account of aspecific class of mental contents. It contains two widely discussed papers on the nature of color concepts, and adds a concluding postscript.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Stephen Yablo
ISBN : 9780199266463
Genre : Philosophy
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In these twelve essays Stephen Yablo presents a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind, including mental/physical dualism, the possibility of disembodied existence, conceivability as a guide to possibility, the nature of solipsistic content, and how the mind affects the course of physical events.
Category: Philosophy