Philosophy of Logics

Philosophy of Logics

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Susan Haack
Cambridge University Press
Edition: First Edition, 1/22/2010
EAN 9780521293297, ISBN10: 0521293294

Paperback, 296 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

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 non-classical systems of logic, including many-valued logics, fuzzy logic, moddal and tense logics, and relevance logics. Persupposing only an elementary knowledge of formal logic, this book includes many useful summary tables and diagrams, as well as a helpful glossary of technical terms. Wide-ranging, informative, and eminently readable, this book has proven a valuable resource for generations of students and scholars in a variety of disciplines outside philosophy needing guidance on the philosophy of logic.

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.