Some Actual Solutions in the Humanities contains solutions to interesting common problems within the fields of philosophy, religious history, literature, and linguistics. The author explores questions that arise within the study of humanities including the derivation and semantics of "there are" sentences, which he breaks down into five basic non-syllogistic sentences. He also examines questions that arise within the topics of Aristotelian Metaphysics, the Red Sea Crossing, and the scientific method in linguistics and literature. Several questions that arise from Hamlet also receive distinct and thorough investigation.
Charles Turek is an independent scholar and author of the first edition of Some Actual Solutions in the Humanities (Edwin Mellen Press, 1993).
chapter 1 Preface chapter 2 Acknowledgments chapter 3 Introduction chapter 4 Sommers, Waismann, and Quine on Ambiguity chapter 5 A Note on Quine's Synonymy chapter 6 Lehmann on the Rules of the Invalid Syllogisms chapter 7 Basic Aristotelian Metaphysics chapter 8 Act V, Scene II, Lines 410-415 in Hamlet chapter 9 Donovan Joyce's The Jesus Scroll chapter 10 The Red Sea Crossing and the Battle of Kadesh chapter 11 The Origin of Symmetric Verb Sentences chapter 12 Is the Prayer Scene in Hamlet Part of the Plot? chapter 13 Sommers' Syllogistic Calculus and Categories chapter 14 What was Hamlet's Reason for Putting on the Play? chapter 15 The Structure and Meaning of the To-be-or-not-to-be Speech chapter 16 The Fields of Aristotelian Metaphysics chapter 17 The Semantics of "There Are" sentences chapter 18 The Scientific Method in Linguistics and Literature, More on "There Are" Sentences chapter 19 Bibliography chapter 20 Index