Paradoxes (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 2, 2011 - Philosophy - 196 pages
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This book, provides a critical approach to all major logical paradoxes: from ancient to contemporary ones. There are four key aims of the book: 1. Providing systematic and historical survey of different approaches – solutions of the most prominent paradoxes discussed in the logical and philosophical literature. 2. Introducing original solutions of major paradoxes like: Liar paradox, Protagoras paradox, an unexpected examination paradox, stone paradox, crocodile, Newcomb paradox. 3. Explaining the far-reaching significance of paradoxes of vagueness and change for philosophy and ontology. 4. Proposing a novel, well justified and, as it seems, natural classification of paradoxes.

  

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Contents

1 Introduction
2
2 Paradoxes of Wrong Intuition
5
3 Paradoxes of Ambiguity
37
4 Paradoxes of SelfReference
75
5 Ontological Paradoxes
131
Names Index
189
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About the author (2011)

Piotr Lukowski is the Head of the Department of Cognitive Science at the Institute of Psychology, University of Lodz. He was visiting scholar in the Imperial College of London (1993), at the University of Warwick in Coventry (1993), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) (1995-97, Japan), Université de Nantes (1998-1999, France). In 1993-94 and between 1998 and 2007, Piotr Lukowski was the editor of the journal ''Bulletin of the Section of Logic''.

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