Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued Logic / Edition 1

Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued Logic / Edition 1

by J. C. Beall, Bas C. van Fraassen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199259879

ISBN-13: 9780199259878

Pub. Date: 04/24/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Extensively classroom-tested, Possibilities and Paradox provides an accessible and carefully structured introduction to modal and many-valued logic. The authors cover the basic formal frameworks, enlivening the discussion of these different systems of logic by considering their philosophical motivations and implications. Easily accessible to students with no

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Extensively classroom-tested, Possibilities and Paradox provides an accessible and carefully structured introduction to modal and many-valued logic. The authors cover the basic formal frameworks, enlivening the discussion of these different systems of logic by considering their philosophical motivations and implications. Easily accessible to students with no background in the subject, the text features innovative learning aids in each chapter, including exercises that provide hands-on experience, examples that demonstrate the application of concepts, and guides to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199259878
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/24/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

I. PRELIMINARIES
1. Philosophical Motives
2. Set-Theoretic Tools
3. Languages and Logics
4. Tableaux
II. POSSIBILITIES
5. Normal Modal Logics
6. Variations on a Theme
III. PARADOX
7. Around Truth and Falsity
8. Gaps, Gluts, and Liars
9. Heaps, Supertruth, and the Continuum
IV. METATHEORY
10. Further Tools
11. Logical Systems and Completeness
12. Meta-Theorems for Non-Classical Logics
Bibliography
Index

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