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Necessity lost

Necessity lost

Author: Sanford Shieh
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019-
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
A long tradition, going back to Aristotle, conceives of logic in terms of necessity and possibility: a deductive argument is correct if it is not possible for the conclusion to be false when the premises are true. A relatively unknown feature of the analytic tradition in philosophy is that, at its very inception, this venerable conception of the relation between logic and necessity and possibility - the concepts of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanford Shieh
ISBN: 9780199228645 0199228647
OCLC Number: 1099657879
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2020 Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize.
Description: 2 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume I. Modality and logic in early analytic philosophy
Responsibility: Sanford Shieh.


Philosophers since Aristotle have traditionally held that impossibilities make up the nature of logic. Sanford Shieh investigates an important but underexplored break with this tradition: Frege and  Read more...


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Sanford Shieh has made a major contribution to our understanding of the origins of analytic philosophy. This big book is densely argued, full of surprising insights about topics where he finds that Read more...

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