Proof, Computation and Agency: Logic at the Crossroads / Edition 1

Proof, Computation and Agency: Logic at the Crossroads / Edition 1

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Proof, Computation and Agency: Logic at the Crossroads / Edition 1

This collection brings together exciting new works that address today’s key challenges for a feminist power-sensitive approach to knowledge and scientific practice. Taking up such issues as the role of contextualism in epistemology, democracy and dissent in knowledge practices, and epistemic agency under conditions of oppression, the essays build upon well-established work in feminist epistemology and philosophy of science such as standpoint theory and contextual empiricism, offering new interpretations and applications. Many contributions capture the current engagement of feminist epistemologists with the insights and programs of nonfeminist epistemologists, while others focus on the intersections between feminist epistemology and other fields of feminist inquiry such as feminist ethics and metaphysics.
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ISBN-13: 9789400700796
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 04/12/2011
Series: Synthese Library , #352
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.- Preface.- I LOGIC TODAY: SOME REFLECTIONS.- 1. What is Mathematical Logic? A Survey; John N. Crossley.- 2. Is there a Logic of Society?; Rohit Parikh.- II LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS.- 3. What is a Proof?; John N. Crossley.- 4. A Visit to Tarski's Seminar on Elimination of Quantifiers; Wilfrid Hodges.- 5. Deductive Systems of Fuzzy Logic; Petr Hájek.- III LOGIC AND COMPUTATION.- 6. What is the Difference between Proofs and Programs?; John N. Crossley.- 7. Zero-One Laws: Thesauri and Parametric Conditions; Andreas Blass and Yuri Gurevich.- 8. Recent Developments of Feedback Coding and its Relations with Many-valued Logic; Ferdinando Cicalese and Daniele Mundici.- 9. Two Applications of Epistemic Logic in Computer Security; Ron van der Meyden.- 10. An Introduction to Quantum Computing; Noson S. Yanofsky.- IV LOGIC, AGENCY AND GAMES.- 11. Logic Games: From Tools to Models of Interaction; Johan van Benthem.- 12. Iterated Belief Revision in Dynamic Doxastic Logic; Krister Segerberg.- 13. Towards a Logical Analysis of Adjusted Winner; Eric Pacuit.- 14. Temporal Logic with Preferences and Reasoning about Games; G. Venkatesh.- V LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND COGNITION.- 15. From Sentence Meanings to Full Semantics; Wilfrid Hodges.- 16. Some Reflections on Discrete Mathematical Models in Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences; B. D. Acharya and Shalini Joshi.- VI PERSPECTIVES FROM INDIAN LOGIC.- 17. History and Development of Indian Logic: An Overview; K. Ramasubramanian.- 18. Indian Logic and Philosophy of Science: the Logic-Epistemology Link; Sundar Sarukkai.- 19. The Concept of ‘Hetvabhasa’ in Nyaya-sastra; K. Ramasubramanian.

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