Beyond the Limits of Thought

ISBN-10: 0199244219

ISBN-13: 9780199244218

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Graham Priest

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Graham Priest presents a new, expanded edition of his highly original exploration of the nature and limits of thought. Drawing on recent developments in the field of logic, Priest shows that the description of such limits leads to contradiction, and argues that these contradictions are in fact true. Beginning with an analysis of the way in which these limits arise in pre-Kantian philosophy, Priest goes on to illustrate how the nature of these limits was theorized by Kant and Hegel.He offers new interpretations of Berkeley's master argument for idealism and Kant on the antinomies. He explores the paradoxes of self-reference, and provides a unified account of the structure of such paradoxes. The book goes on to trace the theme of the limits of thought in modern philosophy oflanguage, including discussions of the ideas of Wittgenstein and Derrida.The second edition includes new chapters on Heidegger and Nagarjuna, as well as reflections on reactions to the first edition. This clear, provocative, and systematic work offers a radically different approach to philosophy and logic.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Graham Priest is Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melobourne, and Arche Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews

Preface
Introduction
The limits of thought in pre-Kantian philosophy The limits of expression
The limits of iteration
The limits of cognition
The limits of conception
The limits of thought in Kant and Hegel Noumena and the categories
Kant's antinomies
Hegel's infinities
Limits and the paradoxes of self-reference Absolute infinity
Vicious circles
Parameterization
Sets and classes
Language and its limits The unity of thought
Translation, reference, and truth
Consciousness, rules, and differance
Post terminum Hiedegger and the grammar of being
Nagarjuna and the limits of thought
Further reflections
Bibliography
Index
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