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Foundations of Logical Consequence

ISBN : 9780198715696

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¥15,158
Author: 
Colin R. Caret; Ole T. Hjortland
Pages
368 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
163 x 236 mm
Pub date
May 2015
Series
Mind Association Occasional Series
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Logical consequence is the relation that obtains between premises and conclusion(s) in a valid argument. Orthodoxy has it that valid arguments are necessarily truth-preserving, but this platitude only raises a number of further questions, such as: how does the truth of premises guarantee the truth of a conclusion, and what constraints does validity impose on rational belief? This volume presents thirteen essays by some of the most important scholars in the field of philosophical logic. The essays offer ground-breaking new insights into the nature of logical consequence; the relation between logic and inference; how the semantics and pragmatics of natural language bear on logic; the relativity of logic; and the structural properties of the consequence relation.

Index: 

I INTRODUCTION
II CONSEQUENCE: MODELS AND PROOFS
III PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURE OF LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE
IV APPLICATIONS OF LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE

About the author: 

Colin R. Caret is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in Underwood International College, Yonsei University, South Korea. Caret earned his PhD from the University of Connecticut and held a previous appointment as a Research Fellow in the Arche Research Centre (University of St Andrews). ; Ole T. Hjortland is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bergen, Norway. Hjortland has a PhD from the University of St Andrews. He has worked as a Research Fellow in the Arche Research Centre (University of St Andrews) and as Assistant Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (LMU).

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