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Plato's "Parmenides" and Aristotle's "Metaphysics" initiated the discussion of the "First Philosophy" in the Western canon. Here, David Shwayder continues this debate by considering statements as the fundamental bearers of truth-values. Systematically moving from action to utterance, Shwayder argues that the category of "bodies" is fundamental to the human scheme of conceptualization and that if we had no capacity to refer to bodies then we would be unable to address referents from other categories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781575865409
ISBN-10: 1575865408
Format: Hardback
(264mm x 184mm x 53mm)
Pages: 1200
Imprint: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Shwayder

David Shwayder retired in the late 1980s after teaching philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan, as well as other universities.