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Outstanding Contributions to Logic
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Jaakko Hintikka on Knowledge and Game-Theoretical Semantics

Editors: van Ditmarsch, Hans, Sandu, Gabriel (Eds.)

  • Is dedicated to the memory and work of Jaakko Hintikka
  • Focuses on game-theoretical semantics and epistemic logic
  • Consists of 23 contributions from scholars from around the world
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About this book

This book focuses on the game-theoretical semantics and epistemic logic of Jaakko Hintikka. 

Hintikka was a prodigious and esteemed philosopher and logician, and his death in August 2015 was a huge loss to the philosophical community. This book, whose chapters have been in preparation for several years, is dedicated to the work of Jaako Hintikka, and to his memory.

This edited volume consists of 23 contributions from leading logicians and philosophers, who discuss themes that span across the entire range of Hintikka’s career. Semantic Representationalism, Logical Dialogues, Knowledge and Epistemic logic are among some of the topics covered in this book's chapters.

The book should appeal to students, scholars and teachers who wish to explore the philosophy of Jaako Hintikka.

About the authors

Hans van Ditmarsch has been a senior researcher at the CNRS (the French national organization for scientific research) since 2012 and is based at LORIA (Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications) in Nancy. He is also an associated researcher at the IMSc (Institute of Mathematical Sciences), Chennai. His research focuses on the dynamics of knowledge, information-based security protocols, modal logics for belief revision, proof tools for epistemic logics, combinatorics, and computer and information science education.

Gabriel Sandu has been a professor of philosophy at the University of Helsinki since 1998, and is also a professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne University of Paris (Paris 1). His research chiefly concerns theories of truth, dependence and independence between quantifiers, and the application of game-theoretical methods to the study of formal languages that extend ordinary first-order languages (IF languages). This work, pursued in collaboration with Professor Jaakko Hintikka, challenges the universalist conception of logic and language, according to which one cannot express semantic relations in one and the same language. The most recent focus has been on importing concepts from classical game theory (Nash equilibria) into logic. The resulting notions of truth and logical consequence have led to Nash equilibrium semantics.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Short Overview of the Development of Hintikka’s Work in Logic

    Pages 1-18

    Sandu, Gabriel

  • From Pictures to Semantical Games: Hintikka’s Journey Through Semantic Representationalism

    Pages 19-48

    Acero, Juan José

  • Is Natural Semantics Possible?—Ordinary English, Formal Deformations-cum-Reformations and the Limits of Model Theory

    Pages 49-108

    Almog, Joseph

  • Knowing-Who in Quantified Epistemic Logic

    Pages 109-129

    Aloni, Maria

  • Group Knowledge in Interrogative Epistemology

    Pages 131-164

    Baltag, A. (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62864-6
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87414-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jaakko Hintikka on Knowledge and Game-Theoretical Semantics
Editors
  • Hans van Ditmarsch
  • Gabriel Sandu
Series Title
Outstanding Contributions to Logic
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62864-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62864-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62863-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87414-2
Series ISSN
2211-2758
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 632
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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