Sociative Logics and Their Applications: Essays

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Ashgate, 2000 - Philosophy - 429 pages
The late Richard Sylvan was undoubtedly one of the most influential Australian philosophers of his generation. His work in many areas, and especially his technical work on relevant logic, is seminal. When he died in 1996, he was working on a book on the applications of relevant logic. This is that book, as closely as the present editors can produce. The editors have taken material that Sylvan had prepared, and augmented it with relevant material that was already extant in the form of reprints. The result is Sylvan’s view of much of the philosophical punch of relevant logic. In non-technical terms it explains how relevant logic may be taken to solve many problems in philosophy, in widely different areas such as the philosophy of science, the foundations of cognitive science, and traditional epistemology and metaphysics. An important essay by Sylvan on the history of logic sets the enterprise in context.

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An Orientational Survey of Sociative Logics

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