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The Logical Alien

Conant and His Critics

Edited by Sofia Miguens

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ISBN 9780674335905

Publication Date: 02/11/2020

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1080 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • I. The Bounds of Judgment
    • Introduction to Part I: Basic Necessities (or: The Shape of Thought) [Charles Travis and Sofia Miguens]
    • The Search for Logically Alien Thought: Descartes, Kant, Frege, and the Tractatus [James Conant]
    • What Descartes Ought to Have Thought about Modality [A. W. Moore]
    • Kant on Logic and the Laws of the Understanding [Matthew Boyle]
    • Cartesian Skepticism, Kantian Skepticism, and Two Conceptions of Self-Consciousness [Arata Hamawaki]
    • Logical Aliens and the “Ground” of Logical Necessity [Barry Stroud]
    • Varieties of Alien Thought [Peter Sullivan]
    • Wittgenstein on Using Language and Playing Chess: The Breakdown of an Analogy and Its Consequences [Martin Gustafsson]
    • Where Words Fail [Charles Travis]
    • Alien Meaning and Alienated Meaning [Jocelyn Benoist]
  • II. The Logical Alien Revisited: Afterthoughts and Responses
    • Introduction to Part II: On How History of Philosophy Can Be Illuminating [Sofia Miguens]
    • Replies [James Conant]
      • Section I: Who Is the Author of These Afterthoughts and Responses?
      • Section II: A History of Philosophy That Challenges Contemporary Preconceptions
      • Section III: Some Aspects of Conant’s Version of the History
      • Section IV: Theological Sources of Modern Conceptions of Logic
      • Section V: Leibnizian versus Kantian Conceptions of Logic
      • Section VI: A Resolute Reading of Descartes
      • Section VII: Reply to Moore: Descartes on the Relation of the Possible to the Actual
      • Section VIII: Reply to Boyle: Kant on the Relation of a Rational Capacity to Its Acts
      • Section IX: Reply to Hamawaki: On the Relation of Cartesian to Kantian Skepticism and the Relation of Consciousness to Self-Consciousness
      • Section X: Reply to Hamawaki and Stroud on Transcendental Arguments, Idealism, and the Kantian Solution of the Problem of Philosophy
      • Section XI: Reply to Stroud on Kant and Frege: On the Relation of Thought to Judgment
      • Section XII: Reply to Sullivan: Frege on the Priority of Logic to Everything
      • Section XIII: Reply to Gustafsson: Wittgenstein on the Relation of Sign to Symbol
      • Section XIV: Reply to Travis: Wittgenstein on the Non-Relation of Thinking to Being
      • Section XV: Reply to Benoist: Wittgenstein on the Relation of Language to Life
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects

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