Self-Reference: Reflections on Reflexivity (Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library)

Self-reference, even though an issue studied via a few philosophers and recognized to a couple of different disciplines, has bought relatively little specific cognizance. For the main half the focal point of stories of self-reference has been on its logical and linguistic elements, with probably disproportionate emphasis put on the reflexive paradoxes. The eight-volume Macmillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy, for instance, doesn't comprise a unmarried access in its index lower than "self-reference", and in reference to "reflexivity" mentions purely "relations", "classes", and "sets". but, during this quantity, the introductory essay identifies a few seventy five kinds and occurrences of self-reference in a variety of disciplines, and the bibliography comprises greater than 1,200 citations to English language works approximately reflexivity. The contributed papers examine a couple of varieties and purposes of self-reference, and look at a number of the demanding situations posed by means of its tough temperament. The editors wish that readers of this quantity will achieve a richer experience of the sti11largely unexplored frontiers of reflexivity, and of the indispensability of reflexive recommendations and techniques to foundational inquiries in philosophy, good judgment, language, and into the liberty, character and intelligence of individuals.

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