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New Essays in Free Logic : In Honour of Karel Lambert - Edgar Morscher

New Essays in Free Logic

In Honour of Karel Lambert

By: Edgar Morscher (Editor), Alexander Hieke (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2001
ISBN: 9781402002168
Number Of Pages: 255

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Free logic - i.e., logic free of existential presuppositions in general and with respect to singular terms in particular- began to come into its own as a field of research in the 1950s. As is the case with so many developments in Western philosophy, its roots can be traced back to ancient Greek philo­ sophy. It is only during the last fifty years, however, that it has become well established as a branch of modern logic. The name of Karel Lambert is most closely connected with this development: he gave it its name and its profile as a well defined field of research. After a development of fifty years, it is time to look back and take stock while at the same time scanning for new perspectives. This is the purpose of the papers collected in this volume. The first paper is written by Karel Lambert himself who also comments on all the papers of the other authors. In an introductory essay we give a survey of the present status of and new directions in free logic.

Prefacep. vii
Free Logic: A Fifty-Year Past and an Open Futurep. 1
Names and Definite Descriptions
Free Logic and Definite Descriptionsp. 37
Calculi of Names: Free and Modalp. 49
Free Logic and Quantification in Syntactic Modal Contextsp. 69
Substitution, Quantifiers and Identity in Modal Logicp. 87
Free Epistemic Logicp. 117
Semantics and Programming
Supervaluational Free Logic and the Logic of Information Growthp. 127
"No Input, No Output" Logicp. 147
Free Logic in Program Specification and Verificationp. 157
Existence and Reference in Medieval Logicp. 197
Can Meinongian Logic Be Free?p. 227
Commentsp. 239
Index of Personsp. 253
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ISBN: 9781402002168
ISBN-10: 1402002165
Series: Applied Logic Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 1.22

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