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Collected Papers of Stig Kanger with Essays on his Life and Work : Synthese Library - Ghita Holmstrom-Hintikka

Collected Papers of Stig Kanger with Essays on his Life and Work

Synthese Library

By: Ghita Holmstrom-Hintikka (Editor), Sten Lindstrom (Editor), Rysiek Sliwinski (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2001
ISBN: 9781402000218
Number Of Pages: 305

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Stig Kanger (1924-1988) made important contributions to logic and formal philosophy. Kanger's dissertation Provability in Logic, 1957, contained significant results in proof theory as well as the first fully worked out model-theoretic interpretation of quantified modal logic. It is generally accepted nowadays that Kanger was one of the originators of possible worlds semantics for modal logic. Kanger's most original achievements were in the areas of general proof theory, the semantics of modal and deontic logic, and the logical analysis of the concept of rights. He also contributed to action theory, preference logic, and the theory of measurement.
This is the first of two volumes dedicated to the work of Stig Kanger. The present volume is a complete collection of Kanger's philosophical papers. The second volume contains critical essays on Kanger's work, as well as biographical essays on Kanger written by colleagues and friends.

Introductionp. vii
Pure Logic
A Note on Partial Postulate Sets for Propositional Logicp. 3
Provability in Logicp. 8
The Morning Star Paradoxp. 42
A Note on Quantification and Modalitiesp. 52
On the Characterization of Modalitiesp. 54
A Simplified Proof Method for Elementary Logicp. 58
Equivalent Theoriesp. 65
An Algebraic Logic Calculusp. 70
Equational Calculi and Automatic Demonstrationp. 76
Entailmentp. 82
The Paradox of the Unexpected Hanging, Regained Againp. 94
Applied Logic: Obligations, Rights and Action
New Foundations for Ethical Theoryp. 99
Rights and Parliamentarismp. 120
Law and Logicp. 146
Some Aspects on the Concept of Influencep. 170
On Realization of Human Rightsp. 179
Unavoidabilityp. 186
Unavoidability. Appendixp. 192
Applied Logic: Preference and Choice
Preference Logicp. 199
A Note on Preference-Logicp. 209
Choice and Modalityp. 211
Choice Based on Preferencep. 214
Decision by Democratic Procedurep. 231
Philosophy of Science
Measurement: An Essay in Philosophy of Sciencep. 239
The Notion of a Phonemep. 274
Published Writings of Stig Kangerp. 279
Index of Namesp. 285
Subject Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9781402000218
ISBN-10: 1402000219
Series: Synthese Library : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.36