La logique, l'art de bien utiliser le mot donc by Luc de Brabandere, Gabrielle Halpern

By Luc de Brabandere, Gabrielle Halpern

Quand peut-on être convinced que los angeles end d'une réflexion est vraie ? C'est pour répondre à cette query qu'est née dans l. a. Grèce old une technology qui semble plus que jamais d'actualité : los angeles logique.

De manière simplifiée, l. a. logique study les stipulations de l'utilisation correcte du mot donc. Cet ouvrage obtainable aux non spécialistes relate son histoire depuis Aristote jusqu'aux plus brillants informaticiens d'aujourd'hui, ses trouvailles, ses moments forts et également les conflits qui ont agité les philosophes.

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What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology by Eric T. Olson

By Eric T. Olson

From the time of Locke, discussions of non-public id have frequently missed the query of our uncomplicated metaphysical nature: no matter if we human individuals are organic organisms, spatial or temporal elements of organisms, bundles of perceptions, or what have you ever. the results of this overlook has been centuries of untamed proposals and clashing intuitions. What Are We? is the 1st common examine of this crucial query. It beings by way of explaining what the query ability and the way it differs from others, akin to questions of private id and the mind-body challenge. It then examines in a few intensity the most attainable bills of our metaphysical nature, detailing either their theoretical virtues and the customarily grave problems they face. The publication doesn't advise any specific account of what we're, yet argues that the problem activates extra basic concerns within the ontology of fabric issues. If composition is universal--if any fabric issues no matter what make up whatever bigger--then we're temporal components of organisms. If issues by no means compose whatever larger, in order that there are just mereological simples, then we too are simples--perhaps the immaterial components of Descartes--or else we don't exist in any respect (a view Olson takes very seriously). The intermediate view that a few issues compose higher issues and others don't leads virtually necessarily to the realization that we're organisms. so one can realize what we're by way of understanding while composition happens.

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