The Continuum Companion to Philosophical Logic (Continuum Companions)

The Continuum Companion to Philosophical Logic (Continuum Companions)

By: Leon Horsten (editor), Richard Pettigrew (editor), Richard Dietz (contributor), Linnebo Linnebo (contributor), Horacia Arlo Costa (contributor), Igor Douven (contributor), Halbach Halbach (contributor), Paul Egre (contributor), John Burgess (contributor), C.Anthony Anderson (contributor)Hardback

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This is a single volume reference guide to the latest work and potential future directions in Philosophical Logic, written by an international team of leading scholars. "The Continuum Companion to Philosophical Logic" offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental areas of philosophical logic - topics that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Seventeen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to classical logic and its rivals, extensional and intensional extensions of classical logic, semantics for parts of natural language, and the application of logic in the theory of rationality. Crucially the emphasis is on the role that logic plays in understanding philosophical problems. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a detailed list of resources, a bibliography and a companion website, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary philosophical logic. "The Continuum Companions" series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.

About Author

Richard Pettigrew is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK. Leon Horsten is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK.


Part I. Introduction Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew; Part II. A to Z of Key Terms and Concepts Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew; Part III. Research Methods and Problems Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew; Part IV. Current Research and Issues Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew; i. An Introduction to Classical Logic Vann McGee; 1. Classical Logic and its Rivals; ii. Identity and Existence C. Anthony Anderson; iii. Quantification and Descriptions Bernard Linsky; iv. Second-order Logic Oystein Linnebo; v. Indeterminacy and Vagueness Richard Dietz. vi. Negation Edwin Mares; vii. Games in Logic Gabriel Sandu; 2. Extensional and Intensional Extensions of Classical Logic; viii. Mereology Karl-Georg Niebergall; ix. The Logic of Necessity John Burgess; x. Tense or Temporal Logic Thomas Muller; 3. Semantics for Parts of Natural Language; xi. Truth and Paradox Volker Halbach and Leon Horsten; xii. Conditionals Igor Douven; 4. Logic in the Theory of Rationality; xiii. Probability and its Interpretations Richard Pettigrew; xiv. Inductive Logic Jeff Paris; xv. Belief Revision Horacia Arlo Costa and Paul Pedersen; xvi. Epistemic Logic Paul Egre; xvii. The Logic of Decision Paul Weirich; Part V. New Directions Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew; Part VI. Resources Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew; Part VII. Bibliography; Subject Index; Author Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781441154231
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9781441154231
  • ISBN10: 144115423X

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