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An Introduction to Philosophical Logic

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An Introduction to Philosophical Logic is a popular mainstay for students taking courses in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language. Covering some of the most central topics in philosophy – the proposition, theories of truth, existence, meaning and reference, realism and anti–realism – it aims to be an accessible guide to philosophical logic.
This new edition keeps the same successful format, with each chapter providing a self–contained introduction to the topic it discusses, rewritten to include updated information. The author has also revised his concluding chapter and completely updated the bibliography.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780631199823
ISBN-10: 0631199829
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 167 x 227 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.52 kg
Ediția: 3rd Edition
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Chichester, United Kingdom

Public țintă

mid to upper–division undergraduates in philosophical logic

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An Introduction to Philosophical Logic is a popular mainstay for students taking courses in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language. Covering some of the most central topics in philosophy – the proposition, theories of truth, existence, meaning and reference, realism and anti–realism – it aims to be an accessible guide to philosophical logic.
This new edition keeps the same successful format, with each chapter providing a self–contained introduction to the topic it discusses, rewritten to include updated information. The author has also revised his concluding chapter and completely updated the bibliography.

Cuprins

Preface. 1. Philosophical Logic, the Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy and Logic.
2. The Proposition.
3. Necessity, Analyticity and the A Priori.
4. Existence, Presuppositions and Descriptions.
5. Truth: The Pragmatic and Coherence and Correspondence Theories.
6. Truth: Semantics, Deflation, Idefinability and Evaluation.
7. Meaning, Reference, Verification and Use.
8. Truth, Meaning, Realism and Anti–realism.
9. Realism, Anti–realism, Idealism, Relativism.
Bibliography.
Index.

Notă biografică

A.C. Grayling is Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and aFellow of St Anne′s Colege, Oxford.