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The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic (Bloomsbury Companions)

Editat de Professor Leon Horsten, Dr Richard Pettigrew
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Logical methods are used in all area of philosophy. By introducing and advancing central to topics in the discipline, The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic emphasizes the crucial role logic plays in understanding philosophical problems. Covering stages in the history of logic and of modern logic, this comprehensive Companion looks ahead to new areas of research and explores issues pertaining to classical logic and its rivals, semantics for parts of natural language, and the application of logic in the theory of rationality. Experts in the field provide a mix of technical chapters that offer excellent encyclopaedias of results in the area and chapters of philosophical discussions that survey a range of philosophical positions. To facilitate further study, this volumes also includes a series of research tools such as a detailed index, an up-to-date list of resources and an annotated bibliography. Balancing technical exposition with philosophical discussion, The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic not only provides students and lecturers with the basis of a course in philosophical logic, it offers anyone working in this key area of contemporary philosophy a valuable research resource.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781472523020
ISBN-10: 1472523024
Pagini: 656
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 48 mm
Greutate: 1.01 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Seria Bloomsbury Companions

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

Leading scholars balance technical exposition with philosophical discussion, covering key stages in the history of logic and indicating new directions of research

Notă biografică

Leon Horsten is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK.Richard Pettigrew is a Reader in Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK.

Cuprins

Part I. Introduction Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew Part II. A to Z of Key Terms and Concepts Leon Horsten and Richard PettigrewPart III. Research Methods and Problems Leon Horsten and Richard PettigrewPart IV. Current Research and Issues Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrewi. An Introduction to Classical Logic Vann McGee1. Classical Logic and its Rivalsii. Identity and Existence C. Anthony Andersoniii. Quantification and Descriptions Bernard Linskyiv. Second-order Logic Øystein Linnebov. Indeterminacy and Vagueness Richard Dietzvi. Negation Edwin Maresvii. Games in Logic Gabriel Sandu2. Extensional and Intensional Extensions of Classical Logicviii. Mereology Karl-Georg Niebergallix. The Logic of Necessity John Burgessx. Tense or Temporal Logic Thomas Müller3. Semantics for Parts of Natural Languagexi. Truth and Paradox Volker Halbach and Leon Horstenxii. Conditionals Igor Douven4. Logic in the Theory of Rationalityxiii. Probability and its Interpretations Richard Pettigrewxiv. Inductive Logic Jeff Parisxv. Belief Revision Horacio Arló Costa and Arthur Paul Pedersenxvi. Epistemic Logic Paul Egréxvii. The Logic of Decision Paul WeirichPart V. New Directions Leon Horsten and Richard PettigrewPart VI. Resources Leon Horsten and Richard PettigrewPart VII. BibliographySubject IndexAuthor Index

Recenzii

A useful source of readings and references to professional philosophers and students alike.