Deviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic: Beyond the Formalism / Edition 2

Deviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic: Beyond the Formalism / Edition 2

by Susan Haack
     
 

Initially proposed as rivals of classical logic, alternative logics have become increasingly important in areas such as computer science and artificial intelligence. Fuzzy logic, in particular, has motivated major technological developments in recent years.

Susan Haack's Deviant Logic provided the first extended examination of the philosophical consequences

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Overview

Initially proposed as rivals of classical logic, alternative logics have become increasingly important in areas such as computer science and artificial intelligence. Fuzzy logic, in particular, has motivated major technological developments in recent years.

Susan Haack's Deviant Logic provided the first extended examination of the philosophical consequences of alternative logics. In this new volume, Haack includes the complete text of Deviant Logic, as well as five additional papers that expand and update it. Two of these essays critique fuzzy logic, while three augment Deviant Logic's treatment of deduction and logical truth. Haack also provides an extensive new foreword, brief introductions to the new essays, and an updated bibliography of recent work in these areas.

Deviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic will be indispensable to students of philosophy, philosophy of science, linguistics, mathematics, and computer science, and will also prove invaluable to experienced scholars working in these fields.

Susan Haack is professor of philosophy at the University of Miami. She is the author of Philosophy of Logics and Evidence and Inquiry: Towards Reconstruction in Epistemology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226311340
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction, 1996
Note on Notation
Deviant Logic
Preface and Acknowledgements
Ch. 1'Alternative' in 'Alternative Logic'1
Ch. 2Reasons for Deviance25
Ch. 3Deviance and the Theory of Truth47
Ch. 4Future Contingents73
Ch. 5Intuitionism91
Ch. 6Vagueness109
Ch. 7Singular Terms and Existence126
Ch. 8Quantum Mechanics148
Deduction and Logical Truth
The Justification of Deduction183
Dummett's Justification of Deduction192
Analyticity and Logical Truth in The Roots of Reference214
Fuzzy Logic
Do We Need 'Fuzzy Logic'?232
Is Truth Flat or Bumpy?243
Supplementary Bibliography of Selected Recent Material259
Works Cited267
Index283

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