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Modal Logic : An Introduction - Brian F. Chellas

Modal Logic

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 26th May 1980
ISBN: 9780521295154
Number Of Pages: 312

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A textbook on modal logic, intended for readers already acquainted with the elements of formal logic, containing nearly 500 exercises. Brian F. Chellas provides a systematic introduction to the principal ideas and results in contemporary treatments of modality, including theorems on completeness and decidability. Illustrative chapters focus on deontic logic and conditionality. Modality is a rapidly expanding branch of logic, and familiarity with the subject is now regarded as a necessary part of every philosopher's technical equipment. Chellas here offers an up-to-date and reliable guide essential for the student.

Logical preliminaries
Standard models for modal logics
Normal systems of modal logic
Determination and decidability for normal systems
Deontic logic
Minimal models for modal logics
Classical systems of modal logic
Determination and decidability for classical systems
Conditional logic
Select bibliography
Index of symbols
Index of schemas, rules, and systems, Index of subjects
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ISBN: 9780521295154
ISBN-10: 0521295157
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 26th May 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.48

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