By Bimal K. Matilal (auth.), Bimal Krishna Matilal, Jaysankar Lal Shaw (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400964994

ISBN-13: 9789400964990

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ISBN-13: 9789400965010

We are thankful to the authors who wrote papers particularly for this quantity and kindly gave their permission for printing them jointly. None of those papers seemed anyplace earlier than. Our certain thank you are end result of the first six authors who kindly replied to our request and agreed to hitch this new enterprise which we're calling 'comparative viewpoint' in ana­ lytical philosophy. within the introductory essay convinced salient issues from every one paper were famous in simple terms to teach how 'com­ parative viewpoint' may possibly upload to, and be built-in with, mod­ ern philosophical dialogue within the analytic culture. want­ much less to assert, any mistake, attainable mis-attribution or misrepresentation of the perspectives of the unique authors of the papers (appearing within the stated introductory essay) is completely the accountability of the writer of that essay. the writer apologizes if there was such unintended misrepresenta­ tion and insists that the readers may still rely on the orig­ inal papers themselves for his or her personal figuring out. For typo­ graphical difficulties it has no longer consistently been attainable to take advantage of the symbols initially utilized by the authors, yet care has been taken to exploit the correct alternative for every of them. Bimal ok. Matilal ANALYTICAL PHILOSOPHY IN COMPARATIVE standpoint: AN creation 1. the purpose of this quantity is to increase the horizon of philosophi­ cal research because it is practiced today.

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K. MATILAL resulting theory of inference is not psychologistic in any pejorative sense. It is indifferently a logic and a psychology of inference. One of the consequences of such a psychology of inference and causal laws is that one has to say, as Nyaya does, that it is impossible to generate invalid inferences (from well-known logical laws). Mohanty argues that this is also a defensible position for the r~cent researches of Mary Henle show that the two blind alleys of psychologism and 'radical separation of logic from the study of thinking' should be avoided, if logic is to be brought closer to actual human thinking.

But there is a hard version of the paradox which cannot arguably be solved in this way. For the hard version uses the notion of certainty in place of the notion of justified belief. Presumably in this version, at every stage prior to the surprise exam it is certain that AN INTRODUCTION there will be an exam and that it will be a 'surprise' exam. How are we to understand this notion of certainty? Jackson says that it arguably lacks the above-mentioned defeasibility feature. Certainty in this version is not however the usual psychological certainty.

1= B~I ~k iff M.. i + I F B~I ~k. B~I ~k and So R Mji+! M. i + I 1= Bal ak i iff M.. + I 1= as required. This establishes the inductive step, and therefore proves the theorem. 2 are the principal results of the paper. Let us suppose now that there is a collection of sentences. of Lw which form a logic /I. in the sense that there is a class of models ~Z; in which precisely the members of /I. are valid. 2 shews is that there is an intensional model in which precisely the members of /I. are true in every world.

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