An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic

An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic

by Graham Priest
     
 

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This book is an introduction to nonclassical propositional logics. It brings together for the first time in a textbook a range of topics in logic, many of them of relatively recent origin, including modal, conditional, intuitionist, many-valued, paraconsistent, relevant and fuzzy logics. Students with a basic understanding of classical logic will find this an

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This book is an introduction to nonclassical propositional logics. It brings together for the first time in a textbook a range of topics in logic, many of them of relatively recent origin, including modal, conditional, intuitionist, many-valued, paraconsistent, relevant and fuzzy logics. Students with a basic understanding of classical logic will find this an invaluable introduction to an area that has become of central importance in both logic and philosophy. It will be of interest to readers studying logic and, more widely, to readers working in mathematics and computer science.

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"Due to the author's clear and approachable style this book may be interesting to a large circle of logicians, mathematicians and philosophers. It will be useful to students and researchers in various fields of mathematical logic and also a reliable source and reference for professionals in both philosophical and mathematical logic." Mathematical Reviews

"Priest succeeds in offering a marvelously unified treatment of 11 varieties of logic: classical, basic modal, normal modal, non-normal, conditional, intuitionist, many-valued, first degree entailment, basic relevant, mainstream relevant, and fuzzy....Excellent references support this concise but clear treatment." Choice

"Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students with some previous acquaintance with logic...sophisticated enough to be useful and informative to philosophers, mathematicians, computer scientists, and linguists who want to learn more about non-classical logic." Philosophy in Review

"Priest has a lively and entertaining style when presenting technical material. The proofs of various metatheorems are found in separate sections, marked as optional. He admirably provides a good, clear picture of the forest of nonclassical logic." - Stewart Shapiro, The Ohio State University, The University of St. Andrews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521794343
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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