Philosophy of Logic (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Nov 29, 2006 - Mathematics - 1218 pages
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The papers presented in this volume examine topics of central interest in contemporary philosophy of logic. They include reflections on the nature of logic and its relevance for philosophy today, and explore in depth developments in informal logic and the relation of informal to symbolic logic, mathematical metatheory and the limiting metatheorems, modal logic, many-valued logic, relevance and paraconsistent logic, free logics, extensional v. intensional logics, the logic of fiction, epistemic logic, formal logical and semantic paradoxes, the concept of truth, the formal theory of entailment, objectual and substitutional interpretation of the quantifiers, infinity and domain constraints, the Löwenheim-Skolem theorem and Skolem paradox, vagueness, modal realism v. actualism, counterfactuals and the logic of causation, applications of logic and mathematics to the physical sciences, logically possible worlds and counterpart semantics, and the legacy of Hilbert’s program and logicism. The handbook is meant to be both a compendium of new work in symbolic logic and an authoritative resource for students and researchers, a book to be consulted for specific information about recent developments in logic and to be read with pleasure for its technical acumen and philosophical insights.

- Written by leading logicians and philosophers
- Comprehensive authoritative coverage of all major areas of contemporary research in symbolic logic
- Clear, in-depth expositions of technical detail
- Progressive organization from general considerations to informal to symbolic logic to nonclassical logics
- Presents current work in symbolic logic within a unified framework
- Accessible to students, engaging for experts and professionals
- Insightful philosophical discussions of all aspects of logic
- Useful bibliographies in every chapter
  

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Contents

Philosophy of Logic Today
1
What is Logic?
13
The Scope and Limits of Logic
41
Logic in Philosophy
65
Informal Logic and The Concept of Argument
101
On the Relation of Informal to Symbolic Logic
131
Vagueness and the Logic of Ordinary Language
155
Logic and Semantic Analysis
173
The Mathematics of Skolems Paradox
615
Objectual and Substitutional Interpretations of the Quantifiers
649
ManyValued Logics
675
Relevance Logics
723
Paraconsistent Logics and Paraconsistency
791
Extensional vs Intensional Logic
913
Logically Possible Worlds and Counterpart Semantics for Modal Logic
943
Modal Realism and its Roots in Mathematical Realism
997

Justificatory Irrelevance of Formal Semantics
205
A Brief History of Truth
227
A Philosophical Sketch
325
Hilberts Program Then and Now
411
Logicism and its Contemporary Legacy
449
Classical Logics Coming of Age
497
Infinity
523
LoumlwenheimSkolem Theorems
587
Free Logics
1023
Fictions and their Logic
1061
Counterfactuals Causation and Preemption
1127
Logic Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
1145
Default Reasoning
1163
Index
1173
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About the author (2006)

Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of " The Cognitive Science of Science" (MIT Press, 2012) and many other books.

John Woods is president of CWL Publishing Enterprises, a book development firm, and editor of "The Quality Yearbook".

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