Paradoxes by R. M. Sainsbury
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Paradoxes
By R. M. Sainsbury

Paradoxes

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Paradoxes by R. M. Sainsbury

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A 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521896320
ISBN-10: 0521896320
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Fiction and Fictionalism by R. M. Sainsbury Fiction and Fictionalism, Paperback (August 2009)

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Paradoxes by R. M. Sainsbury Paradoxes, Paperback (February 2009)

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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