Gottfried Leibniz wrote a supremely brilliant but notoriously obscure treatise titled the Monadology. The present work - written by Dr. J-M Kuczynski, the leading rationalist philosopher of the last 300 years - is an analytic summary of that work.
According to David Hume, the concept of causation and probability are to be understood in terms of the concepts of similarity and repetition. In this book, it is shown that they are to be understood in terms of the concept of continuity. One corollary is that there is no legitimate basis for skepticism concerning the legitimacy of inductive inference. Another is that anti-realism about theoretical entities is misconceived.
Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty.
This guide is for you if you see yourself as someone who needs a bit of help becoming more social in today's society. If you feel uncomfortable being in social situations, then this guide can help you get started on the path towards social success.
According to W.V.O. Quine, no observational datum supports any given hypothesis more than it supports any other given hypothesis, our belief to the contrary being nothing more than a prejudice born of our irrational preferences for certain rules of inference over others. In this very short work, it is shown that Quine's thesis is false and that his argument for it is broken. A corollary is that Kuhn's relativism ("truth is paradigm-internal") is false.
The nature of relations, in the mathematical sense, is explained and, on that basis, the nature and significance of ordinal numbers is also explained. In the process, important points are made concerning the nature of mathematical structure.
"All ravens are black" is logically but not confirmationally equivalent with "all non-black things are non-ravens." But this is impossible, given that logical equivalence guarantees confirmational equivalence. In this paper, this paradox is solved.
In this brief but rigorous examination of the concept of time-travel, it is clearly stated what time-travel would be, were it possible. It is thereby shown that the very concept of time-travel is incoherent.
This lively yet profound exchange vividly illustrates a number of important facts about an oft-misunderstood and deeply significant form of psychopathology. The world's leading analytic philosopher and logician, Dr. Kuczynski has also established himself as a leading psychoanalytic clinician and theoretician. This work draws heavily from Kuczynski's groundbreaking treatise Empiricism and the Foundations of Psychology.