Pesky Essays on the Logic of Philosophy by Kenneth G. LuceyPesky Essays on the Logic of Philosophy by Kenneth G. Lucey

Pesky Essays on the Logic of Philosophy

byKenneth G. Lucey

Hardcover | December 4, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 760 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This collection of essays explores the philosophy of human knowledge from a multitude of perspectives, with a particular emphasis upon the justification component of the classical analysis of knowledge and with an excursion along the way to explore the role of knowledge in Texas Hold 'Em poker.

An important theme of the collection is the role of knowledge in religion, including a detailed argument for agnosticism. A number of the essays touch upon issues in philosophical logic, among them a fascinating new counter-example to Modus Ponens. The collection is rounded out with essays on causality and the philosophy of mind.

The author's perspective on the philosophy of human knowledge is fresh and challenging, as evidenced by essays entitled "On Epistemic Preferability;" "On Being Unjustified;" "The Logic of 'Unless' and "Is 'This sentence is true.' True?"

An interesting feature of The Logic of Philosophy: Pesky Essays is the inclusion of responses to several of its key essays, contributed by such prominent contemporary philosophers as Roderick Chisholm, Ted Sider and Tomas Kapitan.

Kenneth Lucey is Sanford Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the University of Nevada, Reno, U.S.A. He is a philosophical generalist with wide interests in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion and philosophical logic.
Title:Pesky Essays on the Logic of PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:December 4, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319080628

ISBN - 13:9783319080628

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Knowledge & Justification.- What isKnowing?.- Scales of Epistemic Appraisal.- On Epistemic Preferability.- On Being Unjustified.- "I Should Have Known It!": Gilbert Ryle and Poker Knowledge.- Philosophy of Religion.- An Agnostic Argument.- "Lucey's Agnosticism: The Believer's Reply by Tomis Kapitan.- Theism, Necessity and Invalidity.- Logical Form and the Ontological Argument.- Philosophical Logic.- Kant's Analytic/Synthetic Distinction.- A New Counter-Example toModus Ponens.-Comments on Lucey's "An Invalid Instance ofModus Ponens" by Ted Sider.- The Ancestral Relation Without Classes.- Laws of Excluded Middle And a Temporal Dilemma.- The Logic of 'Unless'.- Harry Frankfurt on Why We Care About Truth.- Causality and the Mind.- An Analysis of Causal Contribution; (co-authored with Carol A. Lucey).- The Testability of the Identity Theory.- On Being Purely Psychological.- "Comments on Lucey's Paper" by R. M. Chisholm.-Ontological Parasites.- Is There A Set of All Truths?.- The Generalization Argument Defended.-Taxonomies & Teaching.- Rudolf Carnap on False Propositions & Specificity.