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Beyond the Limits of Thought$
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Graham Priest

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199254057

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.001.0001

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The Limits of Cognition

The Limits of Cognition

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Beyond the Limits of Thought

Graham Priest

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the contradiction in the limits of cognition, one of the four limits of thought. Cognition is about relationships that arise between agents and the world that they cognise, such as knowledge, truth, and rational belief. It determines the contradictions at the limit of cognition with a thesis called the Cognition Scheme. It also analyses the issue of relativism and scepticism through the views and works of philosophers Protagoras and Sextus Empiricus.

Keywords:   limits of cognition, contradiction, limits of thought, Cognition Schema, scepticism, relativism, Protagoras, Sextus Empiricus

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