Faculty of Arts

PHIL 738

Philosophical Logic

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for PHIL 738.


There may be limits to what we can think about. But, the minute we think about the things we cannot think about, surely we are thinking about them. This seems like a contradiction. In Beyond the Limits of Thought, Graham Priest argues that the history of philosophy, both East and West, is riddled with such contradictions. In this course, we examine Priest’s analysis of certain contradictions he finds in the history of philosophy. Philosophers to be examined include some or all of Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus, Berkley, Kant, Hegel, Frege, Quine, Davidson, Derrida, Heidegger and Nagarjuna. Background in formal logic is required.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012


Coordinator(s) Dr Koji Tanaka


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PHIL 738: 15.0 points



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