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The ways of naysaying : no, not, nothing, and nonbeing

Author: Eva T H Brann
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is an examination of what it means to say "No". Eva Brann considers the different forms "No" takes, such as a resistance of will or as a preventative measure or warning, and argues that to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva T H Brann
ISBN: 0742512282 9780742512283 0742512290 9780742512290
OCLC Number: 44868953
Description: xviii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Words of Naysaying --
The Root of Naysaying --
The Terms of Naysaying --
Aboriginal Naysaying: Willful No --
The Terrible Twos --
Talking toddlers --
Psychoanalytic negation --
Devils and Demons --
Satan's naysaying --
Socrates' daimonion --
Negative possession --
Willful Answers --
Lying --
Contentious no --
The Negation of Speech: Logical Not --
What Is Negation? --
Discerning --
Opposition --
Kinds of opposition: Aristotle --
Requalification: Dewey --
What is negation? --
Impervious thought: Frege --
Where Is a Sentence Negated? --
Whether the Positive Is Prior to the Negative? --
The question itself --
The secondariness of negation --
Reasons in nature --
Reasons in philosophy --
The genesis of negation: Fichte --
How Is Negation Related to Falsity? --
The logical terms --
Propositional negation: Russell and Whitehead --
The bipolarity of logic: Wittgenstein --
Worldly truth and propositional negation --
Double Negation --
Negative Self-Reference --
The Cretan Liar --
Discrepancy of thinking and saying --
Negative Numbers and Zero --
The effect of the minus sign --
Directed numbers: Kant --
The senses of zero --
The zero of magnitude: Russell --
Nonfact and Fiction: Logical Nonexistence --
A Modern Problem: Nonexistence --
Nonexistence versus Nonbeing --
Nonexistence Defanged: Russell's Theory of Descriptions --
Nonexistence Established: Meinong's Theory of Objects --
Meinong Revived: Parsons's Analytic Version --
Lying and Fiction: Formal Theory and Human Experience --
The lie in the soul.
Responsibility: Eva Brann.
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Brann's account of the negative is a useful and worthwhile addition to the philosophical shelves, and it is to be hoped that it inspires more work on the issue. Philosophy in Review

 
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