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All rights reserved
The Logician website makes available for study, free of charge, the full texts of the following published books by Avi Sion (that is about 500 web pages, or some 2400 letter-sized pages; plus a great number of supporting documents in .pdf format):
PHENOMENOLOGY - Basing Knowledge On Appearance (2003; expanded 2005).
JUDAIC LOGIC - A Formal Analysis of Biblical, Talmudic and Rabbinic Logic (1995; Slatkine ed. 1997).
BUDDHIST ILLOGIC - A Critical Analysis of Nagarjuna's Arguments (2002).
LOGIC OF CAUSATION - Definition,
Induction and Deduction of Deterministic Causality
(1999, 2003 & 2010).
AND ALLIED CAUSAL CONCEPTS (2004).
RUMINATIONS - Sundry notes and essays on Logic (2005).
MEDITATIONS - A Spiritual Logbook (2006).
LOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS (2008). This comprises six shorter works, namely: Hume's Problems with Induction, A Short Critique of Kant's Unreason, In Defense of Aristotle's Laws of Thought, More Meditations, Zen Judaism and No to Sodom.
and OTHER WRITINGS - Four more published books, namely The Laws of Thought, The Self, Ethics and Theology are not displayed as such in this website, being "Thematic Compilations" drawn from the other books; however, approximate links to the various chapters/sections used in them may be found here. Among other things posted here is the political essay Logic in Defense of Zionism.
I am currently writing a book devoted mainly to the a fortiori argument and related topics. I have been hard at it for over two and a half years. I expect to complete it within the next few months. This is a large book, which includes some interesting theoretical innovations and historical findings, as well as critical commentaries on the work of many other writers in the field.
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Other external services: Check out AVI SION'S BLOG, which highlights various discoveries and ideas found in The Logician. You may post comments at the blog. The Logic Forum is a place where you can publish (free of charge) articles on logic, epistemology and related philosophical or scientific topics. The latter service also has a Guestbook and a Discussion Area to encourage feedback from you. (The Comments facility on The Logician website has been discontinued.)Subscribe! To be included in our MAILING LIST, and receive occasional news or articles, enter your name (or alias) and email address in the box below, and click on Go.
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Study recommendations: These are large and complicated treatises, which attempt to answer certain ages-old philosophical questions in novel ways. They each took several years - thousands of hours - to develop and write, as their subject matters demanded; so do not expect to absorb them in a few minutes by reading a sentence here and a chapter there. They cannot be skimmed over casually, but require dedicated, attentive study over a long period of time. The most important chapters are not placed first or highlighted, but each subject is developed gradually and sequentially so that an intent student is sure to understand and profit.
Note that each book has an Abstract and a Table of Contents – look through these first, to get an overall picture. To gather momentum, read at least one chapter a week; but, to give yourself time to reflect, do not read more than one chapter a day. Always read the footnotes, they are intended as integral parts of the text. To navigate, use the buttons at the top (to choose a book), on the left (to choose a part or chapter) and at the bottom (to go to the next or previous chapter within a part), and of course your browser's back and forward arrows (to return to previously seen web pages). You can also use the General Sitemap.
Good reading! If you have the courage and you persevere, you will surely find it well worth the effort. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step"...
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