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  1.  27
    Facts and Values. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (2):379-380.
    Subtitled "Studies in Ethical Analysis," this collection of eleven essays, most of which have previously appeared in journals, deals with a number of problems central to modern ethical theory: the emotive interpretation of ethical language, persuasive definitions and their role in ethical reasoning, the cognitive versus emotive conceptions of ethics: many of these problems were first raised and examined by Stevenson in his earlier book Ethics and Language. Other essays are of a less retrospective nature: studies on Moore and Dewey, (...)
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    The Ways of Paradox and Other Essays. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):158-159.
    This volume is published concurrently with the one reviewed below and together they unite a number of Quine's previously scattered papers into two compact volumes; this volume deals with his more philosophical work while the other is concerned with more purely technical logical studies. The twenty-one essays cover the period 1934-1964 and none have appeared between hard covers before. Several of the articles—"The ways of paradox," "Foundations of mathematics," "On the application of modern logic," and "Necessary truth"—are essentially popular expositions. (...)
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    The Basic Laws of Arithmetic: Exposition of the System. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):810-810.
    This book is a translation of some of the more important parts of the Grundgesetze of Frege: the introduction, the first part of the first volume which gives an exposition of the construction, rules, axioms of Frege's formal system, and two appendices, one of which is from the second volume and gives Frege's analysis of the paradox found by Russell in his system. The editor has provided a long introduction "for those not familiar with Frege," although it will benefit those (...)
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    Models and Analogies in Science. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):153-153.
    There is little doubt that in the actual practice of science, models, metaphors, analogies, reasoning by similar cases, and other "parallel" forms of argument are often essential for the discovery of new phenomena and their theoretical interpretation. The author has assembled in five essays, culled and developed from previous ones, her ideas on some basic questions concerning models and analogies. The first chapter considers in dialogue form the role of models in science; the next section is an exploration of the (...)
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    Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):813-813.
    All the essays contained herein, with the exception of the last two—"On Suicide" and "On the Immortality of the Soul"—have appeared in the author's Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary ; the others were published posthumously. In this wide-ranging collection Hume addresses himself to aspects of aesthetics and literary criticism, the philosophy of history, philosophical "types", human nature and belief. The volume conveys a side of Hume too often forgotten in our present admiration of his foreshadowing of analytical philosophy: the man (...)
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    Aspects of Scientific Explanation and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (3):587-588.
    This rather compendious volume contains twelve articles, eleven of which have been published in the last twenty years; the last, from which the book takes its title, appears in print for the first time. There are four chapters: "Confirmation, Induction, and Rational Belief" contains the paper "Inductive Inconsistencies" as well as "Studies in the Logic of Confirmation"; "Empiricist Criteria of Cognitive Significance" appears in the section "Conceptions of Cognitive Significance"; the very well-known "The Theoretician's Dilemma" appears in the third chapter—"Structure (...)
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    Selected Logic Papers. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):159-159.
    This collection of twenty-three papers from the period 1934-1960 is concerned with formal number theory and syntax, axiomatic set theory, truth functions, and quantification theory. In the first group appear "Concatenation as a basis for arithmetic" and "Definition of substitution," among others; the second includes "Set-theoretic foundations for logic," "On ω-inconsistency," and "Element and number." Quine's important articles "Completeness of the propositional calculus" and "Cores and prime implicants of truth functions" are in the third section; the last one includes "A (...)
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    Abstract Set Theory. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (2):366-366.
    The first edition of this now classical work appeared in 1953, the second heavily revised edition in 1961; this most recent edition is a revision in detail only of the previous one. The book is divided into three parts, the first two dealing with finite and infinite sets, infinite cardinals and their arithmetic, and related remarks on non-standard mathematics and the equivalence of various definitions of finitude. The third part considers ordered sets and isomorphism types, the special case of linearly (...)
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  9. Greek Medicine: Being Extracts Illustrative of Medical Writers From Hippocrates to Galen.J. P. & A. J. Brock - 1932 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 52:320.
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    Mathematics and Science: Last Essays. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (4):778-778.
    A translation of the 1913 volume Dernières Pensées, this collection of papers contains much material of interest to the logician and the philosopher of science. In "The Logic of Infinity" Poincaré clarifies the notion of "predicative set" and discusses Zermelo's and Russell's approaches to set theory. "The Evolution of Laws" attempts to formulate the question "do laws of nature evolve?" Two papers concern space and time, two others, the electrostatic and quantum theories of matter. The collection concludes with a pair (...)
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    Duration and Simultaneity. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):804-805.
    Hitherto unavailable except in the original French, Bergson's Durée et Simultanéité is an engaging contribution to the philosophy of relativity theory, space, and time. The book appeared during a period of great debate on the philosophical status of Einstein's Special Theory, and it treats, therefore, of it to the exclusion of the more conceptually difficult General Theory. Bergson is mainly concerned with trying to explicate the problems of the twin and clock 'paradoxes' which are presently again under some critical discussion. (...)
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    The Logic of Decision. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):813-814.
    For a long while Bayesian techniques in statistics in general, and decision theory in particular, were considered suspect at best, and to be avoided; but now along comes Jeffrey with a system of subjective probability and utility functions determined by the individual's preferences, and a strongly Bayesian approach to decision-making, and by so doing puts the whole matter in a new light and makes it quite important to reassess the prior rejection of Bayesian methods. There are twelve chapters, each with (...)
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    Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (3):604-604.
    Ever since the first edition appeared in 1952, Wilder's book has been a mainstay of courses in the philosophy and foundations of mathematics, and deservedly so, for it covers most of the topics which provide an insight into the nature of this formal science. There are two parts: the first is a rapid but thorough survey of the axiomatic method, set theory, especially infinite sets, cardinal and ordinal numbers, the linear continuum, and the theory of groups with reference to foundational (...)
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    Intuitionism. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):153-153.
    Heyting is considered to be the first individual to place the previously informal logic of the Intuitionist movement on a rigorous formal foundation; he is probably the most likely candidate one might select for a book about Intuitionism. The first edition appeared in 1956, and the revisions have been brief. Only the seventh of eight sections deals with the Intuitionistic formulation of sentential and predicate logics; the first chapter is in the form of a dialogue among an Intuitonist [[sic]], Logicist, (...)
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    Einführung in Die Grundbegriffe Und Probleme der Modernen Logik. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):812-813.
    In this compact volume the author gives a sprightly introduction to modern symbolic logic, at no time side-stepping philosophical problems concerning the nature of formal logic. The first chapter is a brief comparison of traditional syllogistic logic and modern "logistic"; the next three chapters deal with the nature of logic as illustrated through various elementary logical systems: logic as ontology, logic as theory of language, logic as methodology of deductive sciences. Hasenjaeger then examines richer systems—many-sorted, those with definite descriptors, etc.—and (...)
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    Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie. (1897. 21 e année).L. Grandgeorge & J. P. - 1898 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 45:668 - 672.
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  17. Einführung in die Mathematische Logik. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):812-812.
    This rigorous treatment of elementary logic can best be characterized by noting that it relies heavily on semantical analyses of systems of logic running from the propositional calculus right through to a system of second-order arithmetic. The first chapter covers a multiplicity of topics: the concept of consequence, proofs and calculi, the symbolization of mathematical propositions. Hermes then painstakingly constructs quantification theory: first, the language itself, then its semantics; he then presents a completely set up predicate calculus, giving special attention (...)
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  18. The Art of War. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):814-814.
    Although Machiavelli was never a military commander, he was throughout much of his life deeply concerned with the conduct of martial affairs; in short, a Renaissance Herman Kahn. This book is an essay on the technique of war: how on army is organized, who make the best soldiers, field manœuvers and battle formations, logistics, internal stability and control of military units, techniques of siege; these are considered both historically with reference to the ancients, as well as the present—the contemporary applications (...)
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    American Journal of Psychology. (Vol. XXX, 1919).J. P. - 1920 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 90:315 - 317.
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    Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):806-807.
    Chomsky is widely mentioned in those philosophical circles whose interest centers on the analysis of language, but until now he has really been little read; this new work will remedy that situation. Here Chomsky, building on a presupposed acquaintance with linguistics, provides a stimulating examination of four major areas of linguistic theory: first, generative grammars are studied in their relation to language learning and understanding, then they are further considered as theories of linguistic use and competence; Chomsky here sets out (...)
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    A Study of Frege. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):819-819.
    Although Frege is now one of the most important figures in analytical philosophy, there are virtually no full-length studies available. Walker does not try to present all of Frege—that would be a monumental undertaking—but only to consider the philosophical aspects of his thought. Frege's theory of functions, concepts, and objects is first studied; then naming and describing are related to predication and thence to concepts; the notion of the sense of words and expressions, and then the notion of truth, especially (...)
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    A Transfinite Type Theory with Type Variables. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):144-144.
    The author here constructs a system of simple type theory in which the type hierarchy does not extend merely to any finite height, but to an infinite height; this added part allows him to prove the existence of infinite sets within the theory, instead of taking it as an axiom in the usual simple type theory. The system has been presented in such sufficient generality so as to make it able to accommodate current scientific theories; the author has turned in (...)
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    Brunn-Bruckmann's Denkmäler griechischer und römischer Sculptur: Text und Register zu den Tafeln 501–750. München: Verlagsanstalt F. Bruckmann A.-G., 1902 –1932. [REVIEW]J. P. - 1933 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 53 (1):127-128.
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    Brahma-Mïmämsä, Jijñäsädhikarana. [REVIEW]J. H. P. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):762-763.
    This is the first of a proposed fifty volumes of the Brahma-Mïmämsä, inquiry into the Vedas and the highest reality, Brahman. The author is a follower of the last great innovator in Indian philosophy, Madhva. Thus his inquiry into Brahman is an exposition of the philosophy of Madhva, but since Madhva sought to present and reject the views of the previous commentators, Raghavendrachar's work treats the other two great Vedanta commentators, Samkara and Ramanuja. Samkara's view is considered generally to be (...)
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    Beyond the Edge of Certainty: Essays in Contemporary Science and Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (4):780-780.
    The second volume in the Pittsburgh Series in the Philosophy of Science, this collection of papers covers a wide range of topics: the development of Newton's First Law comes under scrutiny in papers by Hanson and Ellis; Putnam attempts to clarify certain conceptual issues at the foundations of quantum theory; David Hawkins discusses the relation of teleology and thermodynamics from a neo-Aristotelian viewpoint; Morrison examines certain topics in astronomy; empiricism is studied by Feyerabend from a number of aspects, and is (...)
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    Buddhist Thought in India: Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. H. P. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):739-739.
    Copyrighted originally by George Allen and Unwin Ltd. in 1962 this paper edition makes Conze's review of Indian Buddhism available at a relatively low price. The book is divided into three parts: Archaic Buddhism which deals with facets common to all of Indian Buddhism, the Sthaviras which deals with the Hinayäna, and the Mahäyäna. Often a commentator will present a traditional view of Indian Buddhism through a translation of some Buddhist's compendium on Buddhism. This work, however, is the result of (...)
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    Correspondentie.J. J. V. P. - 1936 - Synthese 1 (8):259 -.
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    Corpus Medicorum Graecorum. Supplementum I: Galeni in Platonis Timaeum Commentarii fragmentaVol. V, 10, 1: Galeni in Hippocratis Epidemiarum Librum IVol. V, 10, 1: Galeni in Hippocratis Epidemiarum Librum IIVol. VI, 2, 2: Oribasii Collectionum Medicorum Reliquiae: Vol. IV, Libri Xlix-L. Libri Incerti. Eclogae Medicamentorum. IndexVol. VIII, 1: Aetii Amidemi Libri Medicinales I-IVGaleni in Platonis Timaeum Commentarii FragmentaGaleni in Hippocratis Epidemiarum LibrosOribasii Collectionum Medicorum ReliquiaeAetii Amideni Libri Medicinales, I-IV. [REVIEW]J. S. P., H. O. Schroeder, E. Wenkebach, F. Pfaff, J. Raeder & A. Olivieri - 1936 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 56:265.
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    Continuous Model Theory. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (2):364-364.
    This monograph is the first really systematic study of the model theory of many-valued logic. The authors develop model theory for systems of logic whose truth-values lie in a compact topological space; the results are analogous to those for two-valued logic—they yield the two valued logics as special cases—but often the methods of proof are more complicated and tend to reveal some of the deep structure of these logics. There is presupposed a fair knowledge of naive set theory and point-set (...)
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    Catalogue of the Literary Papyri in the British Museum.J. U. P. & H. J. M. Milne - 1928 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 48:116.
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    Colloquium on the Foundations of Mathematics, Mathematical Machines and Their Applications. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):821-821.
    This volume contains papers and abstracts of papers delivered at the colloquium at Tihany, Hungary in 1962. There were seven sections; mathematical logic, computers and automata theory, circuit theory, mathematical linguistics, computers and programming, applications of computers in economics, artificial intelligence. Among the more interesting—to the reviewer—were these papers: one by Church concerning an independence problem in recursive arithmetic; Muller—characterizing classes of recursive functions; a long and philosophically stimulating study by Watanabe on a formalization of inductive logic; Kiefer—applications of set (...)
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    Changing Phases of Buddhist Thought. [REVIEW]J. H. P. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):748-749.
    A book of this title needs indeed to be written, but it should be done so after careful study of at least Bhävaviveka's Tarka-jvälä which is preserved in Tibetan. The historical and doctrinal relationships of the four major Buddhist schools, the Vaibhäsikas, the Sauträntikas, the Yogäcärins, and Mädhyamikas, are sufficiently complex that a book of this small size could only present a bare outline of their emergence. And even such an outline can be accurately made only after the pursuit of (...)
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    Contributions to Logic and Methodology in Honor of J. M. Bochenski. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (3):607-607.
    This is the collection of essays presented to Bochenski on his 60th birthday, and it contains, as a mirror of Bochenski's own work, a broad spectrum of studies ranging from formal logic and history of logic, to the philosophy of logic and language, and to the methodology of explanation in Greek philosophy. Of the seventeen articles, these are some of the more important to the reviewer: "Betrachtungen zum Sequenzen Kalkül" by Paul Bernays, which is an extensive study of Gentzen-type formulations (...)
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    Die Antinomien der Logik: Semantische Untersuchungen. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):819-819.
    This concise work is a study of the semantical aspects of various paradoxes arising in formal logic. The author constructs a second-order system T with an interpretation in order to provide apparatus for stating and dodging the antinomies. After presenting a number of paradoxes, the author discusses a semantic vicious-circle principle, and provides a clarification of the problems by its application. He then discusses semantic aspects of some classical meta-mathematical results of Gödel, Tarski, Kleene, and Turing on unsolvable problems. Also (...)
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    Discourse on Method, Optics, Geometry, and Meteorology. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):809-809.
    Descartes considered the methods of reasoning put forth in the Discourse to be correct because, among other justifications, he had examples of scientific theories in which the techniques were successful: the Optics, Meteorology, and Geometry. The chief value of this edition is to have the Discourse back in its proper setting, as well as the more obvious one of having available three works of importance in the history of the exact sciences in one compact and readable edition. The Optics is (...)
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    Dignäga, On Perception. [REVIEW]J. H. P. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (4):747-747.
    This is the best book to date on Buddhist theory of perception as found in the Pramänasamuccaya of Dignäga, 480 to 540 A.D. The book offers seventy pages of translation, copious notes, and two Tibetan editions in transliteration of Dignäga's chapter on perception. The translation is strikingly good with the necessary additions carefully bracketed to allow as much as possible a fluent reading if one disregarded the brackets. The translation is a presentation of the theory of perception, an examination of (...)
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    Editorial.J. P. - 1949 - Renascence 2 (1):2-2.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Nietzsche-Studien Jahrgang: 42 Heft: 1 Seiten: 298-298.
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    Emptiness: A Study Of Religious Meaning. [REVIEW]J. H. P. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):767-767.
    This is one of the best studies to date on the philosophy of emptiness, established by the Buddhist scholar Nägärjuna. It not only presents an exposition of emptiness, the lack of self-existent entities, but also gives the background in India at the time of the formulation of the Mädhyamika and analyzes the structures of religious apprehension in Indian thought. Streng finds three types of religious realization: mythic, intuitive, and dialectical. He clearly sees and demonstrates that the doctrine of emptiness is (...)
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    Enumerability, Decidability, Computability. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (3):588-588.
    This well-written introduction to the theory of recursive functions and effective computability is an English translation of the 1960 German edition. The seven chapters deal with all the usual material, beginning with a treatment of Turing machines and their relation to the intuitive idea of computability, through general recursive functions, to a chapter on such diverse topics as the hierarchy of arithmetical predicates and Fitch's basic logic system. Rather than try to cover the whole subject sketchily, the author confines himself (...)
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    Einführung in Die Mathematische Logik. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):812-812.
    This rigorous treatment of elementary logic can best be characterized by noting that it relies heavily on semantical analyses of systems of logic running from the propositional calculus right through to a system of second-order arithmetic. The first chapter covers a multiplicity of topics: the concept of consequence, proofs and calculi, the symbolization of mathematical propositions. Hermes then painstakingly constructs quantification theory: first, the language itself, then its semantics; he then presents a completely set up predicate calculus, giving special attention (...)
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    Essays in the Philosophy of Mathematics. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):150-151.
    This is a collection of papers, all but one of which were previously published, by one of England's leading logicians. Goodstein has described his position in the philosophy of mathematics as that of a "constructive formalist": leaning toward the Hilbert school, but emphasizing the constructive nature of mathematical entities. The papers are more or less technical and symbolic; those most difficult are "The Nature of Mathematics," "The Decision Problem," and "The Definition of Number." Other titles are "Proof by Reductio ad (...)
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    Elementary Logic. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):158-158.
    This is a much-revised edition of the 1941 text; the most significant changes are as follows: sections ## 21-30 are revised into seven and the discussions on validity, truth-functional implication, truth, etc., are revised in form to bring them in line with more modern approaches; the third chapter, except for the terminological changes which pervade the text is essentially unchanged from the original; the last chapter on quantificational inference is much-revised in all but the first few sections. The tone of (...)
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    Early Mädhyamika in India and China. [REVIEW]J. H. P. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (3):577-577.
    This is a fine exposition of the view of Mädhyamika Buddhism established by Indian pandit Nägärjuna and its subsequent transmission to China. The teaching of Emptiness, the central doctrine of the Mädhyamika, was first brought to China in detail by Kumärajiva. A number of documents written within fifteen years of Kumaräjiva's arrival in China are analyzed to determine the aspects that were and were not understood by those students. Writings of Hui-Yuan, Seng-jui, and Seng-chao serve as the basis of the (...)
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    Elements of Mathematical Logic. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):816-816.
    Novikov is one of Russia's leading logicians and the appearance of this fine textbook is a good indicator of increasing American interest in Soviet logic. The book contains some new material, including a new independence proof of the rule of complete induction from the remaining axioms of first-order arithmetic. The first third of this work consists in chapters on propositional algebra and the propositional calculus. The first-order predicate calculus comes next under discussion: here a number of important classical results—Gödel's incompleteness (...)
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    Essentials of Physical Science. [REVIEW]J. P. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (4):697-697.
    An elementary college textbook for non-science majors. The material is presented with "emphasis... on the relation of the basic facts of science to our commitments as Christians."--P. J.
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    Eine Termlogik MIT Auswahloperator. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (3):589-589.
    This short monograph is a formulation and study of a system of first-order predicate logic of terms with a Hibert-Bernays selection-symbol E. The author proceeds through the primitive notation to recursive definitions of terms, relates the usual predicate calculi to this logic of terms, discusses an appropriate theory of models for the system, and finally proves it complete. This paper is one in a series of informal lecture notes in mathematics; hopefully more such studies in logic will appear in the (...)
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    Freedom and Determinism. [REVIEW]J. M. P. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):164-164.
    This collection of seven papers by six authors centers about the relation of free action to determinism as both a metaphysical as well as a methodological hypothesis. Chisholm is concerned with the problem of whether a human whose behavior is completely controlled by outside forces can still be considered free; Danto studies the old problem of whether it can be said that actions of men are caused in the same way as the activities of other objects. Richard Taylor examines the (...)
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    Fouilles executees a Mallia. Deuxieme Rapport: Exploration du Palais.J. D. S. P., F. Chapouthier & R. Joly - 1937 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 57:257.
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    Four Lamas of Dolpo II, Tibetan Texts and Commentaries. [REVIEW]J. H. P. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (2):346-346.
    Here in volume II are the Tibetan texts of the biographies of four Lamas of Dolpo of western Tibet. They are written in the headless form of Tibetan script with both clarity and beauty with the Khams-pa style of cursive script. It includes four appendixes: transliterated extracts without translation, transliterated extracts with translation, two pages of notes to the first volume, a lay-out of the Tibetan alphabet together with the system of transliteration, and a table of abbreviated words to facilitate (...)
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    Four Lamas of Dolpo: Tibetan Biographies. [REVIEW]J. H. P. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):752-752.
    On the translator's second visit to Dolpo in western Tibet he came across these four autobiographies of Tibetan lamas, three from the fifteenth century and one from the seventeenth century. Though the biographies appear superficially to be repetitious, they provide good insights into the lives of Tibetan holy men. Perhaps the most interesting part of the book, however, is the translator's introduction where he relates the story of his own journey to Dolpo and provides background material for the biographies. The (...)
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