Beyond the Limits of Thought

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Clarendon Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 317 pages
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This second and extended edition of Priest's classic includes new chapters on Heidegger and Nagarjuna, as well as reflections on reactions to the first edition.
Praise for previous edition: "a splendid tour de force, one which should be read by every philosopher..."--Philosophical Quarterly
"[H]ighly entertaining and provocative...an engaging and instructive tour through some of the most perplexing features of our own conceptual finitude..."--TLS
 

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Contents

Beyond the limit
3
The limits of expression
11
The limits of iteration
25
The limits of cognition
40
The limits of conception
56
The limits of thought in Kant and Hegel
71
Kants antinomies
85
Hegels infinities
102
All things have one nature that is no nature
265
Nāgārjuna and inclosure
267
Nāgārjunas paradox and others like and unlike it
269
17
271
The inclosure schema
276
The domain principle
280
Another solution that reproduces the problem
282
Berkeleys paradox
285

Limits and the paradoxes of selfreference
111
Vicious circles
128
Parameterisation
141
11
156
Technical appendix
170
4
177
12
179
Translation reference and truth
195
Consciousness rules and différance
209
The persistence of inclosure
227
Post terminum
235
15
237
16
249
Positive and negative tetralemmas conventional and ultimate perspectives
263
The principle of uniform solution
287
Language and its meaning
291
The ontological turn 2 94
294
Bibliography
297
19
298
48
301
24
306
Index
309
55
310
36
313
128
314
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316
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About the author (2002)

Graham Priest is Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, and also Arche Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of In Contradiction (1987), Introduction to Non-Classical Logic (2001), and the editor of several collections on logic and related subjects. He is also the author of a successful book on Logic in the Very Short Introduction series.

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