This volume presents a definitive introduction to twenty core areas of philosophical logic including classical logic, modal logic, alternative logics and close examinations of key logical concepts.
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Introduction: Lou Goble (Willamette University).
1. Classical Logic I - First-Order Logic: Wilfrid Hodges (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London).
2. Classical Logic II - Higher-Order Logic: Stewart Shapiro (The Ohio State University at Newark; University of St.Andrews).
3. Set Theory: John P. Burgess (Princeton University).
4. Godel's Incompleteness Theorems: Raymond Smullyan (Indiana University).
5. Truth: Anil Gupta (Indiana University).
6. Logical Consequence: Patricia A. Blanchette (University of Notre Dame).
7. Modal Logic: M. J. Cresswell (Victoria University of Wellington).
8. Deontic Logic: Risto Hilpinen (University of Miami, Coral Gables).
9. Epistemic Logic: J.-J. Ch. Meyer (Utrecht University).
10. Temporal Logic: Yde Venema (University of Amsterdam).
11. Intuitionistic Logic: Dirk van Dalen (Utrecht University).
12. Free Logics: Karel Lambert (University of California at Irvine and the University of Salzburg).
13. Relevant Logics: Edwin D. Mares (Victoria University of Wellington) and Robert K. Meyer (Australian National University).
14. Many-Valued Logics: Grzegorz Malinowski (University of Ode).
15. Nonmonotonic Logic: John F. Horty (University of Maryland).
16. Probability, Logic, and Probability Logic: Alan Hajek (California Institute of Technology).
17. Conditionals: Dorothy Edgington (University of Oxford).
18. Negation: Heinrich Wansing (Dresden University of Technology).
19. Quantifiers: Dag Westerstahl (Goteborg University).
20. Logic and Natural Language: Alice ter Meulen (University of Groningen).
Series: Blackwell Philosophy Guides
Number Of Pages: 522
Published: 22nd August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 17.17 x 3.79
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1