The Logic of Cultures

Three Structures of Philosophical Thought

by Paul Taborsky (Author)
Monographs VIII, 266 Pages


This book proposes to identify three long-term structures in causal reasoning – in particular, in terms of the relationship between cause and identity – that appear to be of value in categorizing and organizing various trends in philosophical thought.
Such conceptual schemes involve a host of philosophical dilemmas (such as the problem of relativism), which are examined in the first chapter. A number of naturalistic and transcendental approaches to this problem are also analysed.
In particular, the book attempts to construct a theoretical basis for Foucault’s tripartite classification of epistemological structures in European thought.
The final chapter attempts to buttress the above schema by extending the analysis from cause and identity to growth, change, and stability, critiquing certain ideas of Foucault and Heidegger, as well as examining the contemporary thought of process philosophy and complexity theory.


VIII, 266
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (January)
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. VIII, 266 pp., 3 tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Paul Taborsky (Author)

The Author: Paul Taborsky was born in 1964 in Toronto. In 1991 he obtained a degree in philosophy at the University of Toronto, with a concentration in the history of philosophy. He presently teaches in the English department of Centennial College in Toronto, Canada.


Title: The Logic of Cultures