The Principles of Logic

The Principles of Logic

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F. H. Bradley (1846-1924) was the foremost philosopher of the British Idealist school, which came to prominence in the second half of the nineteenth century and remained influential into the first half of the twentieth. Bradley, who was influenced by Hegel and also reacted against utilitarianism, was recognised during his lifetime as one of the greatest intellectuals of his generation, and was the first philosopher to receive the Order of Merit, in 1924. In this major work, originally published in 1883, Bradley discusses the basic principles of logic. He rejects the idea of a separation between mind and body, arguing that human thought cannot be separated from its worldly context. In the second edition, published in 1922 and reissued here, Bradley added a commentary and essays, but left the text largely unaltered. Volume 2 contains further discussion of inference, and twelve essays on moral more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139136542
  • 9781139136549

Table of contents

Book III. Part I. Inference Continued: 1. The enquiry reopened; 2. Fresh specimens of inference; 3. General characteristics of inference; 4. The main types of inference; 5. Another feature of inference; 6. The final essence of reasoning; 7. The beginnings of inference; Book III. Part II. Inference Continued: 1. Formal and material reasoning; 2. The cause and the because; 3. The validity of inference; 4. The validity of inference continued; Terminal Essays: 1. On inference; 2. On judgment; 3. On the extensional reading of judgments; 4. Uniqueness; 5. The 'this'; 6. The negative judgment; 7. Of the impossible, the unreal, the self-contradictory, and the unmeaning; 8. Some remarks on absolute truth and on probability; 9. A note on analysis; 10. A note on implication; 11. On the possible and the actual; 12. On theoretical and practical activity; more