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Confusion

A Study in the Theory of Knowledge

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PAPERBACK

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674015913

Publication Date: 09/15/2004

Academic Trade

256 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

World

Related Subjects

  • I. Material Falsity
    • 1. Thinking One Thing Is Another
    • 2. A Little History
  • II. What Confusion Is
    • 3. Fred and the Ant Colony
    • 4. The Semantic Use of Psychological Language
  • III. A Little Logic
    • 5. Ambiguity
    • 6. Humoring
  • IV. Truth-Valuing
    • 7. Calibration
    • 8. Failure to Refer
    • 9. How You Convince People—Including Yourself—of the Theory of Descriptions
    • 10. Trying to Predicate Existence
  • V. A Logic for Confusion
    • 11. Explicating
    • 12. Good Advice
    • 13. How Fred Should Think
  • VI. Curing Confusion
    • 14. Semantic Self-Awareness
    • 15. Two Charleys
    • 16. Young Newton
  • VII. Flexible Sameness
    • 17. Self-Induced Confusion
    • 18. The Theory of Ideas
    • 19. Making Category Mistakes and Loving It
  • Notes
  • Index

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