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Philosophy of Logic: 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Philosophy of Logic: 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Willard Van Orman Quine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674665635

ISBN-13: 9780674665637

Pub. Date: 06/06/1986

Publisher: Harvard

With his customary incisiveness, W. V. Quine presents logic as the product of two factors, truth and grammar--but argues against the doctrine that the logical truths are true because of grammar or language. Rather, in presenting a general theory of grammar and discussing the boundaries and possible extensions of logic, Quine argues that logic is not a mere matter of

Overview

With his customary incisiveness, W. V. Quine presents logic as the product of two factors, truth and grammar--but argues against the doctrine that the logical truths are true because of grammar or language. Rather, in presenting a general theory of grammar and discussing the boundaries and possible extensions of logic, Quine argues that logic is not a mere matter of words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674665637
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
06/06/1986
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
122
Sales rank:
1,164,421
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Meaning and Truth

Objection to propositions

Propositions as information

Diffuseness of empirical meaning

Propositions dismissed

Truth and semantic ascent

Tokens and eternal sentences


2. Grammar

Grammar by recursion

Categories

Immanence and transcendence

Grammarian's goal reexamined

Logical grammar

Redundant devices

Names and functors

Lexicon, particle, and name

Criterion of lexicon

Time, events, adverbs

Attitudes and modality


3. Truth

Truth and satisfaction

Satisfaction by sequences

Tarski's definition of truth

Paradox in the object language

Resolution in set theory


4. Logical Truth

In terms of structure

In terms of substitution

In terms of models

Adequacy of substituteon

Saving on sets

In terms of proof

In terms of grammar


5. The Scope of Logic

Affinities of identity

Identity reduced

Set theory

Set theory in sheep's clothing

Logic in wolf's clothing

Scope of the virtual theory

Simulated class quantification

Other simulated quantification

Annexes


6. Deviant Login

Change of logic, change of subject

Logic in translation

Law of excluded middle

Debate about the dichotomy

Intuitionism

Branched quantifiers

Substitutional quantification

Its strength


7. The Ground of Logical Truth

The semblance of a theory

An untenable dualism

The placeof logic

For Further Reading


Index

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