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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.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
Introduction: Logic, Philosophy, and Philosophical Logic: Dale Jacquette (Pennsylvania State University).
Part I: Historical Development of Logic.
Part II: Symbolic Logic and Ordinary Language.
Part III: Philosophical Dimensions of Logical Paradoxes.
Part IV: Truth and Definite Description in Semantic Analysis.
Part V: Concepts of Logical Consequence.
Part VI Logic, Existence, and Ontology.
Part VII: Metatheory and the Scope and Limits of Logic.
Part VIII: Logical Foundations of Set Theory and Mathematics.
Part IX: Modal Logics and Semantics.
Part X: Intuitionistic, Free, and Many-Valued Logics.
Part XI: Inductive, Fuzzy, and Quantum Probability Logics.
Part XII: Relevance and Paraconsistent Logics.
Part XIII: Logic, Machine Theory, and Cognitive Science.
Part XIV: Mechanization of Logical Inference and Proof Discovery.
Resources for Further Study.
About the Author
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)