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The Resource A brief history of the paradox : philosophy and the labyrinths of the mind, Roy Sorensen

A brief history of the paradox : philosophy and the labyrinths of the mind, Roy Sorensen

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A brief history of the paradox : philosophy and the labyrinths of the mind
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A brief history of the paradox
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philosophy and the labyrinths of the mind
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Roy Sorensen
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eng
Summary
"Roy Sorensen offers the first narrative history of paradoxes, an account that extends from the ancient Greeks, through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and into the twentieth century. When Augustine asked what God was doing before He made the world, he was told, "Preparing hell for people who ask questions like that." A Brief History of the Paradox takes a close look at "questions like that" and the philosophers who have asked them, beginning with the folk riddles that inspired Anaximander to erect the first metaphysical system and ending with such thinkers as Lewis Carroll, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and W. V. Quine. Organized chronologically, the book is divided into twenty-four chapters, each of which pairs a philosopher with a major paradox, allowing for extended consideration and putting a human face on the strategies that have been taken toward these puzzles. Readers get to follow the minds of Zeno, Socrates, Aquinas, Okham, Pascal, Kant, Hegel, and many other major philosophers deep inside the tangles of paradox."--BOOK JACKET
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Sorensen, Roy A
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Paradox
  • Paradoxes
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A brief history of the paradox : philosophy and the labyrinths of the mind, Roy Sorensen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-380) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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  • txt
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Contents
Anaximander and the riddle of origin -- Pythagoras's search for the common denominator -- Parmenides on what is not -- Sisyphus's rock and Zeno's paradoxes -- Socrates: the paradox of inquiry -- The Megarian identity crisis -- Eubulides and the politics of the liar -- A footnote to "Plato" -- Aristotle on fatalism -- Chrysippus on people parts -- Sextus Empiricus and the infinite regress of justification -- Augustine's pragmatic paradoxes -- Aquinas: can God have a biography? -- Ockham and the Insolubilia -- Buridan's sophisms -- Pascal's improbable calculations -- Leibniz's principle of sufficient reason -- Hume's all-consuming ideas -- The common sense of Thomas Reid -- Kant and the antinomy of pure reason -- Hegel's world of contradictions -- Russell's set -- Wittgenstein and the depth of a grammatical joke -- Quine's question mark
Control code
FIEb17193679
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xv, 394 pages
Isbn
9780195179866
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51969109
Label
A brief history of the paradox : philosophy and the labyrinths of the mind, Roy Sorensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Anaximander and the riddle of origin -- Pythagoras's search for the common denominator -- Parmenides on what is not -- Sisyphus's rock and Zeno's paradoxes -- Socrates: the paradox of inquiry -- The Megarian identity crisis -- Eubulides and the politics of the liar -- A footnote to "Plato" -- Aristotle on fatalism -- Chrysippus on people parts -- Sextus Empiricus and the infinite regress of justification -- Augustine's pragmatic paradoxes -- Aquinas: can God have a biography? -- Ockham and the Insolubilia -- Buridan's sophisms -- Pascal's improbable calculations -- Leibniz's principle of sufficient reason -- Hume's all-consuming ideas -- The common sense of Thomas Reid -- Kant and the antinomy of pure reason -- Hegel's world of contradictions -- Russell's set -- Wittgenstein and the depth of a grammatical joke -- Quine's question mark
Control code
FIEb17193679
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xv, 394 pages
Isbn
9780195179866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51969109

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