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Many-Valued Logics : Oxford Logic Guides - Grzegorz Malinowski

Many-Valued Logics

Oxford Logic Guides

Hardcover

Published: 16th December 1993
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The book attempts an elementary exposition of the topics connected with many-valued logics. It gives an account of the constructions being "many-valued" at their origin, i.e. those obtained through intended introduction of logical values next to truth and falsity. To this aim, the matrix method has been chosen as a prevailing manner of presenting the subject. The inquiry throws light upon the profound problem of the criteria of many-valuedness and its classical characterizations. Besides, the reader can find information concerning the main systems of many-valued logic, related axiomatic constructions, and conceptions inspired by many valuedness. The examples of various applications to philosophical logic and some practical domains, as switching theory or Computer Science, helps to see many-valuedness in a wider perspective. Together with a selective bibliography and historical references it makes the work especially useful as a survey and guide in this field of logic.

`informative ... The author provides an efficient survey of the large and rather diffuse literature on many-valued logics ... gives a very good overview for someone wishing to orient themselves in the field, and provides a substantial list of references for anyone wishing to follow up particular topics. It is the best introductory monograph in the field, and can be confidently recommended to students ... an excellent read.' Alasdair Urquhart, University of Toronto, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Introduction 1: The classical logic 2: The third logical value of Lukasiewicz 3: Logic algebras and matrices 4: Many-valuedness 5: Lukasiewicz logics 6: Post logics 7: Three-valuedness of Kleene and Bochvar 8: Standard properties of many-valued constructions 9: Probability and many-valuedness 10: Classical characterization of many-valued logics 11: Quantifiers in many-valued logic 12: Intuitionism and the modal logics of Lewis 13: Fuzzy sets and Zadeh logic 14: Applications and significance of the topic Bibliography Author index Subject index

ISBN: 9780198537878
ISBN-10: 0198537875
Series: Oxford Logic Guides
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 16th December 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.4