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Philosophy of Logic: An Anthology

Philosophy of Logic: An Anthology

Dale Jacquette (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-21868-5

Nov 2001, Wiley-Blackwell

388 pages

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This volume provides a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the philosophy of logic.


Introduction: Logic and Philosophy of Logic: Dale Jacquette.

Part I: Classical Logic:.

1. The Laws of Logic: Arthur Pap.

2. Russell's Mathematical Logic: Kurt Gödel.

3. Which Logic is the Right Logic?: Leslie H. Tharp.

4. What Can Logic Do For Philosophy?: Karl Popper.

Part II: Truth, Propositions and Meaning:.

5. Truth and Meaning: Donald Davidson.

6. Outline of a Theory of Truth: Saul A. Kripke.

7. Tarski's Theory of Truth: Hartry Field.

8. Types and Ontology: Fred Sommers.

9. Propositions: George Bealer.

Part III: Quantifiers and Quantificational Theory:.

10. Logic and Existence: Czeslaw Lejewski.

11. A Plea for Substitutional Quantification: Charles Parsons.

12. Nominalism and the Substitutional Quantifier: Ruth Barcan Marcus.

13. Interpretations of Quantifiers: Thomas Baldwin.

14. Language Games for Quantifiers: Jaakko Hintikka.

Part IV: Validity, Inference and Entailment:.

15. Bolzano's Concept of Consequence: Rolf George.

16. On the Concept of Logical Consequence: Alfred Tarski.

17. The Pure Calculus of Entailment: Alan Ross Anderson and Nuel D. Belnap, Jr.

18. Formal and Material Consequence: Stephen Read.

19. Tarski on Truth and Logical Consequence: John Etchemendy.

Part V Modality, Intensionality and Propositional Attitude:.

20. What are Possible Worlds?: John E. Nolt.

21. Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes: W.V.O. Quine.

22. Counterpart Theory and Quantified Modal Logic: David Lewis.

23. Interpretation of Quantifiers: Dagfinn Follesdal.

24. A Backward Look at Quine's Animadversions on Modalities: Ruth Barcan Marcus.

25. Quantifying In: David Kaplan.

26. Substitutivity and the Coherence of Quantifying In: Graeme Forbes.

27. The Intensionality of Ontological Commitment: Michael Jubien.


"The Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies have set a very high standard and Dale Jacquette's Philosophy of Logic handily maintains this customary level of breadth of coverage and importance of content. Its inclusion of a vast amount of interesting material will make teaching from this anthology a delight." Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh <!--end-->

"Dale Jacquette in Philosophy of Logic: An Anthology brings together some of the most important papers in twentieth-century philosophy of logic ... as a source book for a course on philosophy of logic it is a useful collection. It would also provide supplementary reading for courses on philosophy of mathematics or language." Times Higher Education Supplement

  • Surveys the background and current trends in philosophical applications of symbolic logic

  • Examines the limitations of classical and nonstandard logics

  • Offers solid preparation for ongoing debates in the field, while reflecting a variety of different perspectives

  • Includes new and important readings that are not available in other anthologies