An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic: From If to Is / Edition 2

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This revised and considerably expanded 2nd edition brings together a wide range of topics, including modal, tense, conditional, intuitionist, many-valued, paraconsistent, relevant, and fuzzy logics. Part 1, on propositional logic, is the old Introduction, but contains much new material. Part 2 is entirely new, and covers quantification and identity for all the logics in Part 1. The material is unified by the underlying theme of world semantics. All of the topics are explained clearly using devices such as tableau proofs, and their relation to current philosophical issues and debates are discussed. Students with a basic understanding of classical logic will find this book an invaluable introduction to an area that has become of central importance in both logic and philosophy. It will also interest people working in mathematics and computer science who wish to know about the area.
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"This revised and considerably expanded second edition is over twice as long and contains a new second part on quantification and identity for all the logics appearing in the first part of the book, which also contains much new material. Due to the author's clear and approachable style, this book may be interesting to a large circle of logicians, mathematicians and philosophers. Students with a basic understanding of classical logic will find this book an invaluable introduction to an area that has become of central importance in logic, philosophy and, generally, in the methodology of science."
Branislav Boricic, Mathematical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521854337
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2008
  • Series: Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 646
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Priest is Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne. His most recent publications include Towards Non-Being (2005) and Doubt Truth to be a Liar (2006).
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Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Mathematical prolegomenon; Part I. Propositional Logic: 1. Classical logic and the material conditional; 2. Basic modal logic; 3. Normal modal logics; 4. Non-normal modal logics; strict conditionals; 5. Conditional logics; 6. Intuitionist logic; 7. Many-valued logics; 8. First degree entailment; 9. Logics with gaps, gluts, and worlds; 10. Relevant logics; 11. Fuzzy logics; 11a. Appendix: many valued modal logics; Postscript: an historical perspective on conditionals; Part II. Qualification and Identity: 12. Classical logic; 13. Free logic; 14. Constant domain modal logics; 15. Variable domain modal logics; 16. Necessary identity in modal logic; 17. Contingent identity in modal logic; 18. Non-normal modal logics; 19. Conditional logics; 20. Intuitionist logic; 21. Many-valued logics; 22. First degree entailment; 23. Logics with gaps, gluts, and worlds; 24. Relevant logics; 25. Fuzzy logics; Postscript: a methodological coda.
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