Exploring topics in the history and philosophy of logic / George Englebretsen.

Author
Englebretsen, George [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Berlin, [Germany] ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : De Gruyter, 2015.
  • ©2015
Description
1 online resource (198 p.)

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Subject(s)
Logic [Browse]
Series
  • Philosophische Analyse ; Band 67. [More in this series]
  • Philosophische Analyse, 2198-2066 ; Band 67 = Philosophical Analysis ; Volume 67
Summary note
While post-Fregean logicians tend to ignore or even denigrate the traditional logic of Aristotle and the Scholastics, new work in recent years has shown the viability of a renewed, extended, and strengthened logic of terms that shares fundamental features of the old syllogistic. A number of logicians, following the lead of Fred Sommers, have built just such a term logic. It is a system of formal logic that not only matches the expressive and inferential powers of today’s standard logic, but surpasses it and is far simpler and more natural. This book aims to substantiate this claim by exhibiting just how the term logic can shed need light on a variety of challenges that face any system of formal logic.
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on print version record.
Language note
English
Contents
Front matter -- Getting Oriented -- Contents -- 1. Liar’s Lookout -- 2. Ryle’s Way With the Liar* by Fred Sommers -- 3. The Logic Mountain Range -- 4. On the Term Functor Trail -- 5. The Four Corners -- 6. Referential Falls -- 7. Strawberry Fields -- 8. Into the Metaphysical Bogs -- 9. Ratiocination: An Empirical Account* by Fred Sommers -- 10. Back to Logic Lodge, Base Camp -- References -- Index
ISBN
  • 3-11-043381-8
  • 3-11-043504-7
OCLC
920823138
Doi
  • 10.1515/9783110435047
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