A Companion to Philosophical Logic

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Dale Jacquette
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Philosophy - 832 pages
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This collection of newly comissioned essays by international contributors offers a representative overview of the most important developments in contemporary philosophical logic.
  • Presents controversies in philosophical implications and applications of formal symbolic logic.
  • Surveys major trends and offers original insights.
 

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Contents

Introduction Logic Philosophy and Philosophical Logic
1
Part I Historical Development of Logic
9
Part II Symbolic Logic and Ordinary Language
49
Part III Philosophical Dimensions of Logical Paradoxes
103
Part IV Truth and Definite Description in Semantic Analysis
143
Part V Concepts of Logical Consequence
225
Part VI Logic Existence and Ontology
263
Part VII Metatheory and the Scope and Limits of Logic
305
Part IX Modal Logics and Semantics
389
Part X Intuitionistic Free and ManyValued Logics
511
Part XI Inductive Fuzzy and Quantum Probability Logics
563
Part XII Relevance and Paraconsistent Logics
607
Part XIII Logic Machine Theory and Cognitive Science
665
Part XIV Mechanization of Logical Inference and Proof Discovery
707
Resources for Further Study
771
Index
776

Part VIII Logical Foundations of Set Theory and Mathematics
349

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Dale Jacquette is Professor of Philosophy at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Philosophy of Mind (1994), Meinongian Logic: The Semantics of Existence and Nonexistence (1996), Wittgenstein's Thought in Transition (1998), Symbolic Logic (2001), David Hume's Critique of Infinity (2001), and On Boole: Logic as Algebra (2001), as well as numerous articles on logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and Wittgenstein. He is editor of Philosophy of Mathematics: An Anthology (Blackwell 2001) and Philosophy of Logic: An Anthology (Blackwell 2001).

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