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Logical Form

Between Logic and Natural Language

Authors: Iacona, Andrea

  • Provides a clear presentation of the various uses of the term logical form, from the traditional to the more recent
  • Examines the relation between logic and natural language, a classical issue that is crucial to the whole analytic tradition in philosophy
  • Articulates a line of thought that has an enormous impact on some widely debated issues in philosophical logic
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Logical form has always been a prime concern for philosophers belonging to the analytic tradition. For at least one century, the study of logical form has been widely adopted as a method of investigation, relying on its capacity to reveal the structure of thoughts or the constitution of facts. This book focuses on the very idea of logical form, which is directly relevant to any principled reflection on that method. Its central thesis is that there is no such thing as a correct answer to the question of what is logical form: two significantly different notions of logical form are needed to fulfill two major theoretical roles that pertain respectively to logic and to semantics. This thesis has a negative and a positive side. The negative side is that a deeply rooted presumption about logical form turns out to be overly optimistic: there is no unique notion of logical form that can play both roles. The positive side is that the distinction between two notions of logical form, once properly spelled out, sheds light on some fundamental issues concerning the relation between logic and language.

About the authors

Andrea Iacona is Professor of Logic at the University of Turin. His main research interests are in logic and philosophy of language. He is the author of Propositions (Name 2002), L'argomentazione (Einaudi 2005, second edition 2010), and Teoria della logica del prim'ordine (with Stefano Cavagnetto), 2010.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Early History of Logical Form

    Iacona, Andrea

    Pages 1-10

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  • The Ideal of Logical Perfection

    Iacona, Andrea

    Pages 11-25

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  • Formal Languages and Natural Languages

    Iacona, Andrea

    Pages 27-38

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  • Logical Form and Syntactic Structure

    Iacona, Andrea

    Pages 39-52

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  • Logical Form and Truth Conditions

    Iacona, Andrea

    Pages 53-68

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eBook 67,82 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Logical Form
Book Subtitle
Between Logic and Natural Language
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
393
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74154-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74154-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74153-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 133
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