Art of Philosophy

Art of Philosophy : A Selection of Jerzy Perzanowski's Works

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Jerzy Perzanowski's ideas were based on an original blend of logic and ontology in what he called onto/logic, where the slash is meant to suggest a quotient of ontology by logic. Perzanowski began as a logician, his early works being on modal logic, then gradually shifted his interest to "logical philosophy", meaning not so much philosophy of logic as philosophy informed by logic. Perzanowski was a rare breed of analytical philosopher who thought that a philosophical "theory of everything" was worthwhile. In this systematic spirit, he began with method. He presented his "method of total analysis and synthesis" quite simply: reduce the object of research to its simplest possible constituents, and then combine them in some way. Better still, combine them in every possible way, thereby producing a space of possibilities analogous to (and in certain cases identical with) the logical space. Thus, analysis and synthesis differ from a trivial disassembly and reassembly.
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  • Hardback | 225 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 19.05mm | 401g
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 3110321637
  • 9783110321630