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Identity and Contradiction

W. J. Mander

in An Introduction to Bradley's Metaphysics

Published in print April 1994 | ISBN: 9780198240907
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680298 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240907.003.0002
Identity and Contradiction

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This chapter examines the logical foundations of F. H. Bradley's philosophy, focusing on his account of the relation between thought and reality as well as his core beliefs about the basic logical structure of reality. Bradley's own theory about the nature of truth and some of the other accounts that are commonly attributed to him, and how he in fact stands to them, are first discussed. His views on the identity theory of truth, the coherence theory of truth, the correspondence theory of truth, and the pragmatic theory of truth are then considered. Bradley's position on negation, abstract identity, non-contradiction, and identity-in-difference is also analysed.

Keywords: F. H. Bradley; philosophy; metaphysics; logic; thought; reality; identity; truth; negation; non-contradiction

Chapter.  12221 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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