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Outstanding Contributions to Logic

David Makinson on Classical Methods for Non-Classical Problems

Editors: Hansson, Sven Ove (Ed.)

  • Offers a collection of analyses, discussions and interpretations on celebrated logician, David Makinson’s, work bridging classical and non-classical logic
  • Highlights the areas of logic in which Makinson had significant influence
  • Provides a short autobiography by Makinson which details his intellectual encounters and inspirations as well as his candid views on the role of logic in philosophy
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About this book

The volume analyses and develops David Makinson’s efforts to make classical logic useful outside its most obvious application areas. The book contains chapters that analyse, appraise, or reshape Makinson’s work and chapters that develop themes emerging from his contributions. These are grouped into major areas to which Makinsons has made highly influential contributions and the volume in its entirety is divided into four sections, each devoted to a particular area of logic: belief change, uncertain reasoning, normative systems and the resources of classical logic.

Among the contributions included in the volume, one chapter focuses on the “inferential preferential method”, i.e. the combined use of classical logic and mechanisms of preference and choice and provides examples from Makinson’s work in non-monotonic and defeasible reasoning and belief revision. One chapter offers a short autobiography by Makinson which details his discovery of modern logic, his travels across continents and reveals his intellectual encounters and inspirations. The chapter also contains an unusually explicit statement on his views on the (limited but important) role of logic in philosophy.

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From the reviews:

“A fine bunch of authors present papers about the present status of the fields of work of an outstanding logician, David Makinson, in this book. … I think that graduate students and researchers in the area of logic and artificial intelligence will especially benefit from reading this book, for the perspective it provides on what one should work on in these areas (tools and techniques) and how one should work in these areas (with clarity and precision).” (K. Lodaya, Computing Reviews, May, 2014)

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7759-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7758-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0663-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
David Makinson on Classical Methods for Non-Classical Problems
Editors
  • Sven Ove Hansson
Series Title
Outstanding Contributions to Logic
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7759-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7759-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7758-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0663-4
Series ISSN
2211-2758
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 433
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
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