Papers in Philosophical Logic, Volume 1

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This is part of a three-volume collection of most of David Lewis's papers in philosophy, except for those which previously appeared in his Philosophical Papers (Oxford University Press, 1983 and 1986). They are now offered in a readily accessible form. This first volume is devoted to Lewis's work in philosophical logic. Topics covered include the formal semantics of natural languages; model-theoretic investigations of intensional logic; contradiction and relevance, the distinction between analog and digital ...
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Overview

This is part of a three-volume collection of most of David Lewis's papers in philosophy, except for those which previously appeared in his Philosophical Papers (Oxford University Press, 1983 and 1986). They are now offered in a readily accessible form. This first volume is devoted to Lewis's work in philosophical logic. Topics covered include the formal semantics of natural languages; model-theoretic investigations of intensional logic; contradiction and relevance, the distinction between analog and digital representation; attempts to draw anti-mechanistic conclusions from Godel's theorem; Carnap's Aufbau; mereology and its relationship to set theory. The purpose of this collection, and the two volumes to follow, is to disseminate more widely the work of an eminent and influential contemporary philosopher. The volume will serve as a useful work of reference for teachers and students of philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521582476
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Adverbs of quantification 5
2 Index, context, and content 21
3 'Whether' report 45
4 Probabilities of conditionals and conditional probabilities II 57
5 Intensional logics without iterative axioms 66
6 Ordering semantics and premise semantics for counterfactuals 77
7 Logic for equivocators 97
8 Relevant implication 111
9 Statements partly about observation 125
10 Ayer's first empiricist criterion of meaning: why does it fail? 156
11 Analog and digital 159
12 Lucas against mechanism 166
13 Lucas against mechanism II 170
14 Policing the Aufbau 174
15 Finitude and infinitude in the atomic calculus of individuals 180
16 Nominalistic set theory 186
17 Mathematics is megethology 203
Index 231
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