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

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

Synthese Library

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

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Published: 31st December 2001
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Stig Kanger (1924-1988) made important contributions to logic and formal philosophy. 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. But he contributed significantly to action theory, preference logic and the theory of measurement as well.
This is the second of two volumes dedicated to the work of Stig Kanger. The first volume is a complete collection of Kanger's philosophical papers. The present volume contains critical essays on the various aspects of Kanger's work as well as some biographical sketches. Lennart Åqvist, Jan Berg, Brian Chellas, Anatoli Degtyarev, Lars Gustafsson, Soren Hallden, Kaj Borge Hansen, Sven Ove Hansson, Risto Hilpinen, Jaakko Hintikka, Ghita Holmstrom-Hintikka, Lars Lindahl, Sten Lindstrom, Ingmar Porn, Dag Prawitz, Wlodek Rabinowicz, Krister Segerberg, Amartya Sen, Soren Stenlund, Goran Sundholm, and Andrei Voronkov have contributed to this volume.

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: 9781402001116
ISBN-10: 1402001118
Series: Synthese Library : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.28