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Philosophy and Logic in Search of the Polish Tradition : Essays in Honour of Jan Woleński on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday - Jaakko Hintikka

Philosophy and Logic in Search of the Polish Tradition

Essays in Honour of Jan Woleński on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday

By: Jaakko Hintikka (Editor), Tadeusz Czarnecki (Editor), Katarzyna Kijania-Placek (Editor), Tomasz Placek (Editor), Artur Rojszczak (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2003
ISBN: 9781402017216
Number Of Pages: 304

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On the occasion of bis sixtieth birthday, we dedicate this volume to Jan Wo- leriski-s-our teacher, our colleague, our friend. Both of us are particularly indebted to Jan not only with regards to profes- sional matters, but some private ones as well. Hence, we hope that he forgives us an occasional lapse into fondness and affection. That said, may the list of bis personalmerits remain shrouded in mystery; rather than unveil them, we open here by appraising Jan's presence from a broader perspective. Tonote that Jan was not always a part of our lives would not evoke surprise. However, to imagine the Institute of Pbilosophy on Grodzka Street or Krakow pbilosophy without him in it would be a harder task-at least for us, Nonethe- less, we do remember the days when he was commuting to Krakow as a guest lecturer. Is there anything about those days which particularly comes to mind? To shed light on the story which follows, one must begin by stating that the early 1980s when we were studying philosophy was not a bright period. The great masters of Krakow philosophy-Ingarden, Mehlberg, Zawirski, or Dambska-> were either dead or, for political reasons, kept silent. The years following Martial Law (1981-1983) were intellectually very blighted and barren. In the midst of all this we were attending Jan's course on general methodology.

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"Considering the impressive list of contributors and the remarkable array of investigations that stand in the forefront of contemporary research, this is, without a doubt, a very good and recommended volume." (Natan Berber, The Review of Modern Logic 10:3-4, issue 32, 2005-2007)

A Minimalist Critique of Tarski on Truthp. 3
Is Strong Correspondence (Theory of Truth) Possible?p. 13
Content and Likeness Definitions of Truthlikenessp. 27
Absolute Truth in a Changing Worldp. 37
On the Epistemology of Game-theoretical Semanticsp. 57
Can Majority be Supervalued?p. 67
On Belnap's Branching Space-Timesp. 77
Partially Interpreted Henkin Quantifiersp. 93
Tarski and Lesniewski on Languages with Meaning versus Languages without Usep. 109
Ajdukiewicz on Language Change and Truthp. 131
Alfred Tarski and a Watershed Meeting in Logic: Cornell, 1957p. 151
On Thinking about the Mental and the Physicalp. 163
Bernard Bolzano's Wissenschaftslehre' and Polish Analytical Philosophy between 1894 and 1935p. 179
Dispositions, Their Bases and Correlates - Meinong's Analysisp. 193
Reactions to the Discovery of the Incompleteness Phenomenonp. 213
Truthmakers, Truthbearers and the Objectivity of Truthp. 229
The Extension of the Concept Abolished? Reflexions on a Fregean Dilemmap. 269
Selected Bibliography of Jan Wolenski's Worksp. 275
Index of Namesp. 287
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ISBN: 9781402017216
ISBN-10: 1402017219
Series: Synthese Library (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 16.76  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.65