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The Laws of Thought is an exploration of the deductive and inductive foundations of rational thought. The author here clarifies and defends Aristotle’s Three Laws of Thought – and introduces a Fourth Law of Thought implicit in and crucial to them, viz. the Principle of Induction. This book is a thematic compilation drawn from past works by the author over a period of eighteen years.

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The Laws of Thought is an exploration of the deductive and inductive foundations of rational thought. The author here clarifies and defends Aristotle’s Three Laws of Thought – and introduces a Fourth Law of Thought implicit in and crucial to them, viz. the Principle of Induction.

This book is a thematic compilation drawn from past works by the author over a period of eighteen years.
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The Laws of Thought
A thematic compilation

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Written in English.

Table of Contents

1. Chapter One 9
1. The Law of Identity 9
2. The Law of Contradiction 12
3. The Law of the Excluded Middle 15
2. Chapter Two 18
1. True or False 18
2. Branches of Logic 20
3. Tools of Logic 22
4. Axioms of Logic 24
3. Chapter Three 27
1. Ground of the Laws 27
2. Functions of the Laws 32
3. More on Credibility 35
4. Chapter Four 38
1. Internal Inconsistency 38
2. The Stolen Concept Fallacy 41
5. Chapter Five 45
1. Definition 45
2. The Liar Paradox 47
3. The Barber Paradox 50
6. Chapter Six 53
1. The Tetralemma 53
2. Nagarjuna’s Misinterpretation 56
3. Neither Real Nor Unreal 58
4. Common Way vs. Middle Way 63
7. Chapter Seven 67
1. Phenomenology 67
2. Knowledge is Based On Appearance 70
8. Chapter Eight 75
1. Appearance and Other Large Concepts 75
2. Material, Mental, Intuitive, Abstract 80
9. Chapter Nine 86
1. Apprehension 86
2. Explications 88
3. Negation 93
4. Primaries 95
10. Chapter Ten 99
1. Logical Attitudes 99
2. Unity In Plurality 101
11. Chapter Eleven 106
1. Dialectical Reasoning 106
2. Genesis of Axioms 108
3. Paradoxical Propositions 110
12. Chapter Twelve 116
1. Contradiction 116
2. Varieties of Contradiction 118
3. Double Standards 120
13. Chapter Thirteen 123
1. Special Status of the Laws 123
2. Motors of Rational Thought 126
3. Cogito, Ergo Sum 127
4. Concerning Identity. 129
14. Chapter Fourteen 131
1. Appearance, Reality and Illusion 131
2. Existence and Non-existence 133
15. Chapter Fifteen 137
1. Poles of Duality 137
2. On the Liar paradox 139
3. Non-Aristotelian “Logic” 141
4. Postmodern “Logic” 144
16. Chapter Sixteen 146
1. Negation in Adduction 146
2. Positive and Negative Phenomena 150
3. Positive Experience Precedes Negation 153
4. Negation is an Intention 156
17. Chapter Seventeen 160
1. Formal Consequences 160
2. Negation and the Laws of Thought 163
3. Pure Experience 168
4. Consistency is Natural 170
18. Chapter Eighteen 174
1. The Uniformity Principle 174
2. The Principle of Induction 178
3. Regarding Husserl 181
4. The Flexibility of Induction 183
19. Chapter Nineteen 186
1. Briefly Put 186
2. Antagonism to the Laws 188
3. Counterarguments 190
4. Our Pedestrian Path 192
20. Chapter Twenty 196
1. Ontological Status of the Laws 196
2. The Need for a Subject 198
3. Fuzzy Logic 200
4. Stick to Logic 204
21. Chapter Twenty One 206
1. Ups and Downs of Aristotelianism 206
2. Aristotle Bashing 208
3. Aristotle’s Dynamism 213
22. Chapter Twenty Two 216
1. How to Validate Logic? 216
2. The Inductive Nature of Knowledge 218
3. The Crucial Role of Negation 220
23. Chapter Twenty Three 223
1. Truth vs. Proof 223
2. Double Negation 228
24. Chapter Twenty Four 231
1. Misleading Symbolism 231
2. Upping the Ante 234
25. Chapter Twenty Five 237
1. Mitigating Clarifications 237
2. Examples 239
3. Doing Rather than Talking 241
4. Imprecise Language 242
26. Chapter Twenty Six 247
1. Cognitive Virtues 247
2. The Absurdity of the Antitheses 251
References 255
Figures
1. Definite and Indefinite terminology 202
2. Visualizations of Negation 233

The Physical Object

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Paperback
Number of pages
258
Dimensions
8.3 x 5.8 x inches

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OL24376557M

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