David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Heythrop Journal 43 (4):480–495 (2002)
It is commonly presumed that the earliest recoverable writing of the New Zealand born Philosopher Arthur N. Prior is that published in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy and Psychology in 1937. Yet Prior was an extremely active writer as both an undergraduate and as a recent graduate, in a variety of publications. This paper recovers the unknown early Prior and discusses the importance of neo–orthodox Christian theology upon the life and thought of the early Arthur Prior. During the 1930s Prior was primarily a theologian–philosopher and in these early writings there can be discerned important influences upon his thinking. This paper traces Prior’s writings from an early unpublished manuscript through his theological writings and the development of his neo–orthodox thinking to a point where preparatory work for his influential 1942 article ‘Can Religion be Discussed?’ occurs. It ends where Prior bibliographies begin, with a theologian–philosopher remaking himself as a philosopher theologian. Yet to understand the later Prior we need to understand his early life, thought and writing. This paper is an attempt to recover Prior’s early life and note his influences and talent in areas apart from tense logic
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Sara L. Uckelman (2012). Arthur Prior and Medieval Logic. Synthese 188 (3):349-366.
Per F. V. Hasle (2012). The Problem of Predestination: As a Prelude to A. N. Prior's Tense Logic. [REVIEW] Synthese 188 (3):331-347.
David Jakobsen (2012). An Introduction to 'Faith, Unbelief and Evil'. Synthese 188 (3):399-409.
Peter Øhrstrøm & Per F. V. Hasle (2012). From a Logical Angle. Synthese 188 (3):325-330.
Similar books and articles
Ralph Wedgwood (2009). The "Good" and the "Right" Revisited. Philosophical Perspectives 23 (1):499-519.
Philip Hugly & Charles Sayward (1977). Prior’s Theory of Propositions. Analysis 37 (3):104-112.
Ulrich Meyer (2002). Prior and the Platonist. Analysis 62 (3):211–216.
David H. Glass (2005). Problems with Priors in Probabilistic Measures of Coherence. Erkenntnis 63 (3):375 - 385.
Christopher Menzel (1991). The True Modal Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 20 (4):331 - 374.
Philip Hugly & Charles Sayward (1996). Intentionality and Truth: An Essay on the Philosophy of Arthur Prior. kluwer.
Mary Prior & Arthur Prior (1955). Erotetic Logic. Philosophical Review 64 (1):43-59.
Patrick Blackburn (2006). Arthur Prior and Hybrid Logic. Synthese 150 (3):329 - 372.
A. N. Prior (2003). Papers on Time and Tense. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #242,353 of 1,696,616 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #250,163 of 1,696,616 )
How can I increase my downloads?