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  1. Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (2):400-400.
    The present volume contains Part Four, "The Great Shift," of Susanne Langer’s projected six-part magnum opus entitled, Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling. The first volume dealt with three parts: "Problems and Principles," "The Import of Art," and "Natura Naturans;" Volume II rests squarely on these three foundational parts. The balance of the work will be concerned with "The Moral Structure," and with "Knowledge and Truth." In this reviewer’s opinion, Professor Langer’s essay is easily the most significant theory of mind (...)
     
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    The Cognition of the Literary Work of Art. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 28 (3):554-555.
    Roman Ingarden published his two major works in aesthetics in the 1930’s. The Literary Work of Art was published first in a German edition in 1931 and The Cognition of the Literary Work of Art was published first in a Polish edition in 1937. A revised and enlarged edition of the second book was published in Germany in 1968 and it is the German edition translated into English in 1973 which is the subject of this review. Ingarden’s two works, founded (...)
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    Tense Logic. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (2):327-329.
    Despite its brevity, McArthur’s monograph offers a helpful introduction to tense logic to readers who have already been introduced to the syntactical and semantical metatheory of classical logic. Familiarity with substitutional quantification, free-logic, and modal logic will help readers appreciate techniques used and the directions in which topics are developed.
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    The Older Sophists. A Complete Translation by Several Hands of the Fragments in "Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker" Edited by Diels-Kranz with a New Edition of Antiphon and of Euthydemus. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (4):767-767.
    Werner Jaeger once remarked that fifth-century sophistry is the one ancient intellectual movement that is readily comprehensible to a modern mind. In the light of this fact, it is all the more surprising that until the publication of the present volume there has been no complete English version of the sophist material collected in the standard edition of Diels-Kranz. Kathleen Freeman’s Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers: A Complete Translation of the Fragments in Diels’ "Fragmente der Vorsokratiker" included some of the (...)
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    Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1974 - Review of Metaphysics 28 (1):117-118.
    The present work is an excellent translation of Walter Burkert’s Weisheit und Wissenschaft: Studien zu Pythagoras, Philolaus, und Platon, first published in 1962. It is very probably the most illuminating and comprehensive study of Pythagoreanism yet produced by a modern scholar. Obviously Pythagoreanism is a protean historical phenomenon, equally mysterious both in its origin and development, and in all epochs its interpretation has indicated as much about the winds of cultural doctrine as about the nature of Pythagoreanism itself. Burkert’s study (...)
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    Res Cogitans. An Essay in Rational Psychology. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (4):770-771.
    Professor Vendler’s book is a notable recent addition to the Cornell Contemporary Philosophy Series, and it attempts to develop a more adequate, but still distinctly rationalistic, Cartesian perspective on ideas, thought, and speech by using the techniques of generative linguistics and of analytical philosophy. Initially, he elucidates the relationship between speech and thought by demonstrating that the former is an expression of the latter. He then distinguishes between the subjective and objective dimensions of thought by concentrating particularly on the concepts (...)
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    Elements of Combinatory Logic. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 28 (3):552-553.
    Professor Fitch carefully guides the reader through the first and second chapters demonstrating how theorems of a sentential logic are truths about so-called Q-functions. These Q-functions are given by presenting symbols for twelve basic functions, specifying that finite combinations of these basic symbols give Q-functions, and by giving rules for the introduction of basic symbols into, and the elimination of basic symbols from, combinations of these symbols. The combinators are the basic symbols which are not symbols for "and," "or," "not," (...)
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    Events, Reference, and Logical Form. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1982 - Review of Metaphysics 36 (1):178-180.
    Martin presents fifteen previously unpublished essays which he wrote before 1973. Despite several references to his earlier books such as Truth and Denotation, these essays will be intelligible to those who have not yet read anything by R. M. Martin as long as you can master long formulations in the notation of a formal first-order language. Indeed, these essays can serve as an introduction to the work of Martin. The first three essays present Martin's metaphysical system. Essays 4, 5, and (...)
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  9. 'The Boy Makes the Man', by a Sunday Scholar [C.F.]. A Prize Essay.F. C. & Boy - 1862
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  10. Some Aspects of Adulthood as Seen in Philosophical-Pedagogical Perspective with Reference to the Zulu's New Image in Man.Beyers Nel & F. C. - 1970 - [Stellenbosch]University of Zululand.
     
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    Lewis Carroll’s Symbolic Logic.F. K. C. - 1978 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (3):472-473.
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    A Treatise on Time and Space. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1974 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (4):801-802.
    Professor Lucas has written what is perhaps the most trenchant, sophisticated, and comprehensive treatise on time and space to have appeared in a long while. The book is distinguished not only by its acute treatment of the mathematical and physical concepts constituting its subject but also by a meditative quality all too rare in philosophical works dealing with the unquestionably fundamental and complex themes of time and space. The book is a phenomenology or morphology of time and space in that (...)
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    New Books. [REVIEW]E. W. Edwards, W. J. H. Sprott, F. C. S. Schiller, A. C. Ewing, John H. Munkman, John Laird, M. B. Foster, A. S., R. E. Stedman & F. C. - 1935 - Mind 44 (174):240-260.
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    Struggle for Synthesis: The Seventeenth Century Background of Leibniz’ Synthesis of Order and Freedom. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (2):402-403.
    The distinguished Dutch cultural historian, Johan Huizinga, once observed that the 17th was the most complex and least understood of the modern European centuries. Professor Loemker, one of America’s foremost Leibniz scholars has written a learned and searching study in the intellectual history of the "baroque" century in an effort to illuminate the background of Leibniz’ synthesis of order of freedom, his system of universal harmony. The cacophonous period within which Leibniz philosophized presented an overriding geistige Aufgabe and the very (...)
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    Mind.F. B. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (2):400-400.
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    Action, Knowledge and Reality.F. D. C. - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (1):112-113.
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    Derivation and Counterexample, an Introduction to Philosophical Logic. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (1):136-137.
    The subtitle of this text intended for philosophy students’ 2nd course in logic is in no way misleading. It is a lucid introduction to the philosophic activities of uncovering metaphysical presuppositions of logical techniques and altering logical techniques, and hence assessments of deductive validity, to conform to metaphysical presuppositions. They do not, though, assume that techniques for assessing deductive validity are or should be wholly dependent upon metaphysical presuppositions. They write on p. 213 in their section on intensional discourse: "And (...)
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    Logic Matters. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (1):125-126.
    This anthology consists of forty-nine of Geach’s previously published papers on logic. He opens his Preface by writing: "I bring together here almost all my English articles that I have previously published and have not already collected or cannibalized in other books." It contains his first published paper "Designation and Truth" from Analysis 1947-48 as well as his elegant sketch of a decidable entailment system in the 1970 Philosophical Review. For the most part he has made only stylistic changes and (...)
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    Meaning and Existence in Mathematics. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1974 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (4):790-791.
    This ninth volume in the Library of Exact Philosophy series is a development of the author’s 1971 McGill University dissertation written under the guidance of Mario Bunge. The thesis of the book is that the objectivity of mathematics does not require that there be any mathematical objects. The objectivity of mathematics is the widespread agreement among working mathematicians on what is provable, i.e., on what entailments hold between mathematical constructs. Castonguay gives precise definitions of several terms; but, unfortunately, "construct" is (...)
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    New Dialogue with Anglo-American Philosophy. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (4):773-774.
    Etienne Gilson once remarked that if philosophers cannot agree about the nature or meaning of being, they will in all likelihood agree about very little else. This observation is certainly applicable to Professor Webster’s putative "dialogue" with Anglo-American philosophy on the problem of being, rational thought and natural theology. He contends that a genuinely fundamental interpretation of scientism, logicism or linguisticism necessitates a philosophical strategy based on unity as a transcendental which is accessible to logic. This initial confrontation leads to (...)
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    Thought, Fact, and Reference: The Origins and Ontology of Logical Atomism.F. K. C. - 1982 - Review of Metaphysics 35 (4):877-878.
    In his Introduction, Hochberg writes: "Since this book is an attempt to resolve some problems about thought, truth, and reference within the tradition of Logical Atomism, readers of Bergmann and Sellars will find, not surprisingly, familiar themes." He continues a bit later: "What is attempted is the resolution of some issues that preoccupied Russell, Wittgenstein, Moore and their successors, as well as an explication of some links between Logical Atomism and Moore's early assault on idealism. The book is thus a (...)
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    Contemporary Ethical Theories. [REVIEW]F. C. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (22):708-709.
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    Development of Mathematical Logic. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (4):752-753.
    This technical and sophisticated book has a misleading title. In only 140 pages it has chapters entitled: Truth Functions, Sentence Logic, Model Theory, Predicate Logic, Recursive Functions, Formalized Arithmetic, Free-Variable Arithmetic, and Axiomatic Set Theory. Goodstein says little about, let alone studies, the historical development of any of these topics. The history consists of a few references to some of the individuals who have played a role in the development of the field; but not always to the major figures. For (...)
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    The Nature of Necessity. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 28 (4):762-763.
    This profound metaphysical treatise is carefully and subtly argued. It merits the author recognition as one of the major contemporary philosophers in the United States. Plantinga begins by distinguishing logical necessity from causal necessity, what we will not give up, what is self-evident, and what we can know a priori. In the first chapter he also reviews why classical and contemporary philosophers have distinguished between saying that it is necessary that a proposition is true and saying of an object that (...)
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    Phenomenology and Analytical Philosophy. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (4):768-769.
    Van Peursen’s book is an authorized translation and is published under the auspices of the Duquesne Philosophical Series. The purpose of the work is to effect a rapprochement between two of today’s most notable approaches to philosophy: phenomenology and linguistic analysis. These respective philosophical methods are frequently looked upon as two of the conspicuous polar trends within contemporary philosophy, and the author arranges their confrontation in such a way that their most fundamental convergencies and divergencies are revealed. The original phase (...)
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    Morals in Evolution. A Study of Comparative Ethics. [REVIEW]F. C. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (23):736-736.
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    From Statesman to Philosopher. A Study in Bolingbroke's Deism. [REVIEW]F. C. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (2):51-51.
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    The Pilgrimage of Western Man. [REVIEW]F. C. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (2):52-52.
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    The Logical Enterprise. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1976 - Review of Metaphysics 30 (1):120-121.
    These sixteen essays were written in honor of Frederick B. Fitch. Each part of the volume treats an area of the logical enterprise which had special interest for Fitch. The four parts are entitled, respectively, "Metaphysics and Language," "Basic and Combinatorial Logic," "Implication and Consistency," and "Deontic, Epistemic, and Erotetic Logic.".
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    A Concise History of Indo-Pakistan.F. F. C. & S. F. Mahmud - 1994 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 114 (1):138.
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    Entailment.F. K. C. - 1976 - Review of Metaphysics 30 (2):335-337.
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    Book Review:The Ethical Problems of Modern Advertising. William A. Vawter. [REVIEW]F. T. C. - 1932 - International Journal of Ethics 42 (3):384-.
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    Logic and the Basis of Ethics. [REVIEW]F. C. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (9):310-311.
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  34. Deliberative Democracy and Constitutional Review.F. C. - 2002 - Law and Philosophy 21 (s 4-5):467-542.
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    Man and Morals. Ethics. [REVIEW]F. C. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (22):710-710.
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    Traité des Vertus. [REVIEW]F. C. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (3):82-82.
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    Action, Knowledge and Reality: Studies in Honor of Wilfrid Sellars. [REVIEW]F. D. C. - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (1):112-113.
    This festschrift dedicated to Wilfrid Sellars is divided into two parts. Part I consists of eleven critical studies written expressly for this volume. They explore various aspects of Sellars’ philosophic thought. Part II, entitled "Sellarsiana," consists of Sellars’ autobiographical reflections, a bibliography of his works and a new series of papers by him on the problem of knowledge.
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  38. Entailment: The Logic of Relevance and Necessity. [REVIEW]F. K. C. - 1976 - Review of Metaphysics 30 (2):335-337.
    The title of this and proposed second volume presents the basic idea which unifies the wide variety of topics developed and investigated by the principal authors, major contributing authors, J. M. Dunn and Robert K. Meyer, and eleven other contributors. The other contributors are: J. R. Chidgey, J. A. Coffa, Dorthy L. Grover, Bas van Fraassen, H. Leblanc, Storrs McCall, A. Parks, G. Pottinger, R. Routley, A. Urquhart, and R. G. Wolf. From both the useful analytic table of contents and (...)
     
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    The Logic of Literature. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1974 - Review of Metaphysics 28 (1):123-124.
    This volume is an authorized and slightly emended English translation of the second revised German edition of Die Logik der Dichtung, a work whose influence on the philosophy of literature is perhaps comparable only to that of Roman Ingarden, Emil Staiger, or Northrop Frye. The study aims at a phenomenological description of literature by appeal to logic, ontology, and the scientific study of literature. All of its analytical intricacies notwithstanding, the book is not overwhelmingly abstract and unremittingly formal in its (...)
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    Leibniz’ Philosophy of Logic and Language. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (1):133-133.
    The polymathic Leibniz was surely one of the greatest and most enigmatic figures produced by the "century of genius." He is the only philosopher whom the renowned historian of the Prussian Academy of Sciences, Adolf von Harnack, would admit as a colleague to that august body, and Leibniz is universally admired by metaphysicians, theologians, advocates of cosmopolitanism and religious tolerance, students of international law, and, not the least, by philosophers of logic and language. Although efforts to canonize Leibniz as the (...)
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    Aristotle’s School. [REVIEW]F. B. C. - 1974 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (3):619-620.
    Werner Jaeger’s epic-making work on Aristotle long ago established that the form and substance of the various types of Aristotelian logoi, or treatises, are historically unique in that their intelligibility is indissolubly connected with the Lyceum as an educational institution. The laborious reconstructive work of centuries of commentators should not obscure the fact that both the exoteric and the esoteric treatises have their ultimate Sitz im Leben in the Lyceum, that peculiar philosophical school whose communal life formed, perhaps, the first (...)
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