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Overview

The first systematic exposition of all the central topics in the philosophy of logic, Susan Haack's book has established an international reputation (translated into five languages) for its accessibility, clarity, conciseness, orderliness, and range as well as for its thorough scholarship and careful analyses. Haack discusses the scope and purpose of logic, validity, truth-functions, quantification and ontology, names, descriptions, truth, truth-bearers, the set-theoretical and semantic paradoxes, and modality. She also explores the motivations for a whole range of nonclassical systems of logic, including many-valued logics, fuzzy logic, modal and tense logics, and relevance logics.

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"...an excellent survey of issues." Gilbert Harman, Journal of Symbolic Logic
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521293297
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 566,905
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1. 'Philosophy of Logics'; 2. Validity; 3. Sentence connectives; 4. Quantifiers; 5. Singular terms; 6. Sentences, statements, propostions; 7. Theories of truth; 8. Paradoxes; 9. Logic and logics; 10. Modal logic; 11. Many-valued logic; 12. Some metaphysical and epistemological questions about logic.

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