A Natural History of Negation

Laurence R. Horn

A Natural History of Negation
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Laurence R. Horn

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684 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1989
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781575863368 Published July 2001
E-book $23.00 ISBN: 9781575867175 Published March 2013
This book offers a unique synthesis of past and current work on the structure, meaning, and use of negation and negative expressions, a topic that has engaged thinkers from Aristotle and the Buddha to Freud and Chomsky. Horn's masterful study melds a review of scholarship in philosophy, psychology, and linguistics with original research, providing a full picture of negation in natural language and thought; this new edition adds a comprehensive preface and bibliography, surveying research since the book's original publication.
A Note on Notation
Introduction to the Reissue Edition
1. Negation and Opposition in Classical Logic
2. Negation, Presupposition, and the Excluded Middle
3. Markedness and the Psychology of Negation
4. Negation and Quantity
5. The Pragmatics of Contra(dicto)ry Negation
6. Metalinguistic Negation
7. Negative Form and Negative Function
Appendix 1: On LEM and the Purported Incoherence of Multivalued Logic
Appendix 2: Inherent Negation Revisited
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