Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library

Self-Reference

Reflections on Reflexivity

Editors: Bartlett, Steveb, Suber, P. (Eds.)

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Self-reference, although a topic studied by some philosophers and known to a number of other disciplines, has received comparatively little explicit attention. For the most part the focus of studies of self-reference has been on its logical and linguistic aspects, with perhaps disproportionate emphasis placed on the reflexive paradoxes. The eight-volume Macmillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy, for example, does not contain a single entry in its index under "self-reference", and in connection with "reflexivity" mentions only "relations", "classes", and "sets". Yet, in this volume, the introductory essay identifies some 75 varieties and occurrences of self-reference in a wide range of disciplines, and the bibliography contains more than 1,200 citations to English language works about reflexivity. The contributed papers investigate a number of forms and applications of self-reference, and examine some of the challenges posed by its difficult temperament. The editors hope that readers of this volume will gain a richer sense of the sti11largely unexplored frontiers of reflexivity, and of the indispensability of reflexive concepts and methods to foundational inquiries in philosophy, logic, language, and into the freedom, personality and intelligence of persons.

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  • Is Determinism Self-Refuting?

    Joseph M. Boyle Jr.

    Pages 193-208

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-Reference
Book Subtitle
Reflections on Reflexivity
Series Title
Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library
Series Volume
21
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3551-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3551-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-3474-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8088-0
Series ISSN
0168-5090
Edition Number
1
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