Free Logic: Selected Essays

Free Logic: Selected Essays

by Karel Lambert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521818168

ISBN-13: 9780521818162

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Free logic is an important field of philosophical logic that first appeared in the 1950s. J. Karel Lambert was one of its founders and coined the term. The essays in this collection (written over a period of 40 years) explore the philosophical foundations of free logic and its application to areas as diverse as the philosophy of religion and computer science. This…  See more details below

Overview

Free logic is an important field of philosophical logic that first appeared in the 1950s. J. Karel Lambert was one of its founders and coined the term. The essays in this collection (written over a period of 40 years) explore the philosophical foundations of free logic and its application to areas as diverse as the philosophy of religion and computer science. This collection brings an important body of work to the attention of a new generation of professional philosophers, computer scientists and mathematicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521818162
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Russell's version of the theory of definite descriptions; 2. Existential import, 'E!' and 'the'; 3. The reduction of two paradoxes and the significance thereof; 4. The Hilbert–Bernays theory of definite descriptions; 5. Foundations of the hierarchy of positive free definite description theories; 6. Predication and extensionality; 7. Nonextensionality; 8. The philosophical foundations of free logic; 9. Logical truth and microphysics.

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