International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy



Thinking about contradictions

the imaginary logic of Nikolai Aleksandrovich Vasil'ev

Venanzio Raspa


The author frames Vasil'ev's work within its historical and cultural context. He takes into consideration both the situation of logic in Russia and the state of logic in Western Europe, from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th. 

Following this, the book considers the attempts to develop non-Aristotelian logics or ideas that present affinities with imaginary logic. It then looks at the contribution of traditional logic in elaborating non-classical ideas. This logic allows the author to deal with incomplete objects just as imaginary logic does with contradictory ones. Both logics are objects of interesting analysis by modern researchers.

This volume will appeal to graduate students and scholars interested not only in Vasil'ev's work, but also in the history of non-classical logics.

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Publication details

Publisher: Springer

Place: Dordrecht

Year: 2017

Pages: 160

ISBN (hardback): 978-3-319-66085-1

ISBN (digital): 978-3-319-66086-8

Full citation:

Raspa Venanzio (2017) Thinking about contradictions: the imaginary logic of Nikolai Aleksandrovich Vasil'ev. Dordrecht, Springer.