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Paradoxes by R. M. Sainsbury
Book DescriptionA paradox can be defined as an unacceptable conclusion derived by apparently acceptable reasoning from apparently acceptable premises. Many paradoxes raise serious philosophical problems, and they are associated with crises of thought and revolutionary advances. The expanded and revised third edition of this intriguing book considers a range of knotty paradoxes including Zeno's paradoxical claim that the runner can never overtake the tortoise, a new chapter on paradoxes about morals, paradoxes about belief, and hardest of all, paradoxes about truth. The discussion uses a minimum of technicality but also grapples with complicated and difficult considerations, and is accompanied by helpful questions designed to engage the reader with the arguments. The result is not only an explanation of paradoxes but also an excellent introduction to philosophical thinking.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521720793
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. M. Sainsbury
Seven Puzzles of Thought, Hardback (February 2012)
Sainsbury and Tye present a new theory, 'originalism', which provides natural, simple solutions to puzzles about thought that have troubled philosophers for centuries. They argue that concepts are to be individuated by their origin, rather than epistemically or semantically. Although thought is special, no special mystery attaches to its nature.
Fiction and Fictionalism, Paperback (August 2009)
Are fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes real? Giving an introduction to the problem of fictionalism, the author covers the following key topics: what is fiction; realism about fictional objects, including the arguments that fictional objects are real but non-existent; real but non-factual; and real but non-concrete.
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This intriguing book is not only an explanation of paradoxes but also an excellent introduction to philosophical thinking.
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Author Biography - R. M. Sainsbury
R. M. Sainsbury is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin. He also teaches in the Department of Philosophy, King's College, London. He was editor of the journal Mind for a decade from 1990 and his many publications include Reference without Referents (2005, 2007) and Logical Forms, 2nd edition (2000).
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