Philosophy and the Art of Writing: Studies in Philosophical and Literary Style

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Bucknell University Press, 1983 - Philosophy - 246 pages
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Contents

Toward a Poetics of Philosophical Discourse
19
Space Time and Philosophical Style
47
Philosophical Humors
66
Presentation and Representation in Platos Dialogues
84
Philosophy and the Manners of Art
100
Style as Instrument Style as Person
113
Points of View The Authorial Means as Literary Necessity
139
Nothing Comes of All LearDying
177
The Complete Solipsist
202
The Politics and Art of Decency
207
The Praxis of Criticism
216
Bibliography
238
Index
245
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Page 29 - Given a form of words which must be either true or false, such as " Charles I. died in his bed," we may either assert or deny this form of words : in the one case we have a positive assertion, in the other a negative one. A form of words which must be either true or false I shall call a proposition. Thus a proposition is the same as what may be significantly asserted or denied. A proposition which expresses what we have called a fact, ie which, when asserted, asserts that a certain thing has a certain...
Page 18 - If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream,' he wrote, 'and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awoke - Ay, and what then?

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