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Viewpoint of a pole

Let us define the concept of point of view related to a given pole of an A/Ā duality: we get then, for example (at the level of the extension/restriction duality) the standpoint by extension, as well as the viewpoint by restriction. … Continue reading

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On a Class of Concepts

Posprint in English (with additional illustrations) of a paper published in French in Semiotica, vol. 139 (1-4), 2002, 211-226, under the title “Une Classe de Concepts”. This article describes the construction, of philosophical essence, of the class of the matrices of concepts, whose structure … Continue reading

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A Dichotomic Analysis of the Surprise Examination Paradox

English translation of a paper appeared in French in Philosophiques 2005, vol. 32, pages 399-421 (with minor changes with regard to the published version). This paper proposes a new framework to solve the surprise examination paradox. I survey preliminary the main contributions to … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Relationships of Love-Hate-Indifference

English translation of a paper published in French in Semiotica, vol. 150(1-4), 2004 under the title “Le problème des relations amour-haine-indifférence”. In On a class of concepts (2002), I described a theory based on the matrices of concepts which aims at constituting an alternative to the … Continue reading

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The Simulation Argument and the Reference Class Problem: the Dialectical Contextualist’s Standpoint

Postprint. I present in this paper an analysis of the Simulation Argument from a dialectical contextualist’s standpoint. This analysis is grounded on the reference class problem. I begin with describing in detail Bostrom’s Simulation Argument. I identify then the reference … Continue reading

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Complements to a Theory of Cognitive Distortions

English preprint of a paper published in French under the title “Compléments pour une théorie des distorsions cognitives”, in the Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 2007, 17-2, pp. 84-88. The purpose of this study is to describe a conceptual framework for … Continue reading

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Viewpoint of a duality

Viewpoints relative to a given duality are viewpoints that concerne a given duality A/Ā. Examples (js): viewpoint relative to the [Quantitative/Qualitative] Internal/ExternalQuantitative/QualitativeVisible/InvisibleAbsolute/RelativeAbstract/ConcreteStatic/DynamicDiachronic/SynchronicSingle/MultipleExtension/RestrictionAesthetic/PracticalPrecise/VagueFinite/InfiniteSingle/compound, Individual/CollectiveAnalytical/SyntheticImplicit/ExplicitVoluntary/Involuntary Similar notions: Viewpoint of a pole

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Paradigmatic Analysis of a Corpus of Proverbs with the help of Matrices of Concepts

A paper appeared in French in Semiotica, 2007, vol. 167, pp. 271-282 under the title “Analyse paradigmatique d’un corpus de proverbes à l’aide des matrices de concepts“. In On a Class of Concepts (2002), I presented a theory based on matrices of … Continue reading

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More on two-sided grammar

Let us expand the idea of two-sided (from the analytic/synthetic duality standpoint) grammatical analysis: consider, for example, ‘beaucoup et souvent’ (a lot and often) in the sentence ‘il mange beaucoup et souvent’ (he eats a lot and often). Analytically, ‘beaucoup … Continue reading

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