The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic

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  • Copyright: 2014-09-25
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Logical methods are used in all area of philosophy. By introducing and advancing central to topics in the discipline, The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic emphasizes the crucial role logic plays in understanding philosophical problems.

Covering stages in the history of logic and of modern logic, this comprehensive Companion looks ahead to new areas of research and explores issues pertaining to classical logic and its rivals, semantics for parts of natural language, and the application of logic in the theory of rationality. Experts in the field provide a mix of technical chapters that offer excellent encyclopaedias of results in the area and chapters of philosophical discussions that survey a range of philosophical positions. To facilitate further study, this volumes also includes a series of research tools such as a detailed index, an up-to-date list of resources and an annotated bibliography.

Balancing technical exposition with philosophical discussion, The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic not only provides students and lecturers with the basis of a course in philosophical logic, it offers anyone working in this key area of contemporary philosophy a valuable research resource.

Author Biography

Leon Horsten is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK.

Richard Pettigrew is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew
Part II. A to Z of Key Terms and Concepts Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew
Part III. Research Methods and Problems Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew
Part IV. Current Research and Issues Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew

i. An Introduction to Classical Logic Vann McGee
1. Classical Logic and its Rivals
ii. Identity and Existence C. Anthony Anderson
iii. Quantification and Descriptions Bernard Linsky
iv. Second-order Logic Øystein Linnebo
v. Indeterminacy and Vagueness Richard Dietz
vi. Negation Edwin Mares
vii. Games in Logic Gabriel Sandu
2. Extensional and Intensional Extensions of Classical Logic
viii. Mereology Karl-Georg Niebergall
ix. The Logic of Necessity John Burgess
x. Tense or Temporal Logic Thomas Müller
3. Semantics for Parts of Natural Language
xi. Truth and Paradox Volker Halbach and Leon Horsten
xii. Conditionals Igor Douven
4. Logic in the Theory of Rationality
xiii. Probability and its Interpretations Richard Pettigrew
xiv. Inductive Logic Jeff Paris
xv. Belief Revision Horacio Arló Costa and Arthur Paul Pedersen
xvi. Epistemic Logic Paul Egré
xvii. The Logic of Decision Paul Weirich
Part V. New Directions Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew
Part VI. Resources Leon Horsten and Richard Pettigrew
Part VII. Bibliography

Subject Index
Author Index

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