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The Logic of Being: Realism, Truth, and Time

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2017.11.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul M. Livingston, The Logic of Being: Realism, Truth, and Time, Northwestern University Press, 2017, 257pp., $99.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780810135208. Reviewed by Jeffrey Bell, Southeastern Louisiana University Paul Livingston draws from an impressive array of philosophical work to address his 'central problem,' which is, as he states it, 'that of the relationship of thought to time, whereby both being and becoming are to be thought and understood within the life of a being that is itself temporally situated' (xi). Although this book can be read as a book on Heidegger, for Heidegger's work looms largest in Livingston's approach to tackling his central problem, it is also a book that demonstrates the centrality of its concerns to both the analytic and continental traditions in philosophy. Livingston draws freely and liberally from Frege, Davidson, Dummett, Wittgenstein, and importantly and strategically from. . .

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