By Bimal K. Matilal (auth.), Bimal Krishna Matilal, Jaysankar Lal Shaw (eds.)

We are thankful to the authors who wrote papers especially for this quantity and kindly gave their permission for printing them jointly. None of those papers seemed anyplace sooner than. Our targeted thank you are a result of first six authors who kindly replied to our request and agreed to affix this new enterprise which we're calling 'comparative viewpoint' in ana­ lytical philosophy. within the introductory essay yes salient issues from each one paper were famous in simple terms to teach how 'com­ parative standpoint' may perhaps upload to, and be built-in with, mod­ ern philosophical dialogue within the analytic culture. desire­ much less to claim, any mistake, attainable mis-attribution or misrepresentation of the perspectives of the unique authors of the papers (appearing within the stated introductory essay) is completely the accountability of the writer of that essay. the writer apologizes if there was such unintended misrepresenta­ tion and insists that the readers should still depend on the orig­ inal papers themselves for his or her personal realizing. For typo­ graphical difficulties it has now not constantly been attainable to take advantage of the symbols initially utilized by the authors, yet care has been taken to take advantage of the correct alternative for every of them. Bimal ok. Matilal ANALYTICAL PHILOSOPHY IN COMPARATIVE standpoint: AN creation 1. the purpose of this quantity is to increase the horizon of philosophi­ cal research because it is practiced today.

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A non-defeasibile certainty tends indeed to be non-subjective. K. Bhattacharya would probably say (see his article below) that such certainties are being understood purely in terms of the given! Jackson says that in fact the paradox can be solved even if there is certainty that there will be an exam but it cannot be solved in that way if there is in addition another certainty that it will be a surprise exam in the required manner. Now the certainty about the surprise element seems to be a different kettle of fish.

L. ), Analytical Philosophy in Comparative Perspective, 39-60. © 1985 by D. Reidel Publishing Company. 40 M. J. CRESSWELL LM is simply the language of modal logic whose atomic sentences are the sentence of Lo. LD (n ~ 0) is a sequence of languages whose formation rules are as follows: (i) If a is a sentence of LD then a and La are sentences of LD+I. (ii) If a and ~ are sentences of LD then so are (a V ~), (a A ~), (a ) ~), ~a and ~~. In these conditions I have departed from Skyrms' notation in two ways.

Suppose that a is -~ and that the theorem hold~ for ~. Now i ff ~ E Ln then a E L.. ' F C(-~) The induction for the other truth functors is exactly analogous. Suppose a is o~. Then a E Ln where n > 0 and ~ E Ln-l. So (W,V) f:, a iff

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