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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.
|Note on Notation|
|Preface and Acknowledgements|
|Ch. 1||'Alternative' in 'Alternative Logic'||1|
|Ch. 2||Reasons for Deviance||25|
|Ch. 3||Deviance and the Theory of Truth||47|
|Ch. 4||Future Contingents||73|
|Ch. 7||Singular Terms and Existence||126|
|Ch. 8||Quantum Mechanics||148|
|Deduction and Logical Truth|
|The Justification of Deduction||183|
|Dummett's Justification of Deduction||192|
|Analyticity and Logical Truth in The Roots of Reference||214|
|Do We Need 'Fuzzy Logic'?||232|
|Is Truth Flat or Bumpy?||243|
|Supplementary Bibliography of Selected Recent Material||259|