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Papers in Philosophical Logic

Papers in Philosophical Logic

Volume 1

Part of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

  • Date Published: November 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521587884


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  • This is the first of a three-volume collection of David Lewis's most recent papers in all the areas to which he has made significant contributions. The purpose of this collection (and the two volumes to follow) is to disseminate even more widely the work of a preeminent and influential late twentieth-century philosopher. The papers are now offered in a readily accessible format. This first volume is devoted to Lewis's work on philosophical logic from the last twenty-five years. The topics covered include: deploying the methods of formal semantics from artificial formalised languages to natural languages, model-theoretic investigations of intensional logic, contradiction, relevance, the differences between analog and digital representation, and questions arising from the construction of ambitious formalised philosophical systems. The volume will serve as an important reference tool for all philosophers and their students.

    • Lewis is one of the most widely-recognised and influential philosophers of the late twentieth century
    • This is the first of a three-volume collection of all his recent essays (subsequent volumes will consider ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics)
    • Lewis is an international figure with a large contingent of readers in Europe and Australia
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521587884
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 214 x 139 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.398kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Adverbs of quantification
    2. Index, context, and content
    3. 'Whether' report
    4. Probabilities of conditionals and conditional probabilities
    5. Probabilities of conditionals and conditional probabilities II
    6. Intensional logics without iterative axioms
    7. Ordering semantics and premise semantics for Counterfactuals
    8. Logic for equivocators
    9. Relevant implication
    10. Statements partly about observation
    11. Ayer's first empiricist criterion of meaning: why does it fail?
    12. Analog and digital
    13. Lucas against mechanism
    14. Lucas against mechanism II
    15. Policing the Aufbau
    16. Finitude and infinitude in the atomic calculus of individuals (with Wilfrid Hodges)
    17. Nominalistic set theory
    18. Mathematics is megethology

  • Author

    David Lewis, Princeton University, New Jersey

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