Springer Undergraduate Texts in Philosophy

Introduction to Formal Philosophy

Editors: Hansson, Sven Ove, Hendricks, Vincent F. (Eds.)

  • Provides an accessible introduction to formal philosophy to a wide academic audience
  • Shows how formal methods can be used in a wide selection of philosophical areas
  • Features 39 chapters written by leading experts in the field
  • the book presents the perfect introduction to prepare for the Graduate Textbook: Readings in Formal Epistemology http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319204505
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About this Textbook

This Undergraduate Textbook introduces key methods and examines the major areas of philosophy in which formal methods play pivotal roles. Coverage begins with a thorough introduction to formalization and to the advantages and pitfalls of formal methods in philosophy. The ensuing chapters show how to use formal methods in a wide range of areas.

 

Throughout, the contributors clarify the relationships and interdependencies between formal and informal notions and constructions. Their main focus is to show how formal treatments of philosophical problems may help us understand them better. Formal methods can be used to solve problems but also to express new philosophical problems that would never have seen the light of day without the expressive power of the formal apparatus.

 

​Formal philosophy merges work in different areas of philosophy as well as logic, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, physics, psychology, biology, economics, political theory, and sociology. This title offers an accessible introduction to this new interdisciplinary research area to a wide academic audience.

About the authors

Sven Ove Hansson is professor in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and History, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is editor-in-chief of Theoria and of the two book series Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Philosophy, Technology and Society. He is the author of more than 350 articles in international refereed journals and books, in research areas including logic, philosophy of science and technology, epistemology, value theory, philosophy of risk, fundamental and applied moral theory, and political philosophy. His recent books include The Ethics of Risk (2013), David Makinson on Classical Methods for Non-Classical Problems (2014, edited), Norms in Technology (2013, edited with Marc J. de Vries and Anthonie W.M. Meijers), The Role of Technology in Science: Philosophical Perspectives (2015, edited), The Argumentative Turn in Policy Analysis. Reasoning about Uncertainty (2016, edited with Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn, 2016), The Ethics of Technology. Methods and approaches (2017, edited), Descriptor Revision. Belief change through direct choice (2018) and Belief Change. Introduction and Overview (with Eduardo Fermé, in press). He is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and past president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.

 

Vincent F. Hendricks is professor of formal philosophy at The University of Copenhagen. He is director of the Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation. Hendricks has been awarded a number of national and international prizes for his research in formal epistemology, methodology, logic, information theory, social psychology and bubble studies, among them the Elite Research Prize by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Roskilde Festival Elite Research Prize, The Rosenkjær Prize by the Danish Broadcasting Company, and the Choice Magazine Outstanding Title Award. He was editor-in-chief of Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science between 2005 and 2015.

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eBook $69.99
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  • Due: July 13, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77434-3
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $89.99
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  • Due: June 15, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77433-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Formal Philosophy
Editors
  • Sven Ove Hansson
  • Vincent F. Hendricks
Series Title
Springer Undergraduate Texts in Philosophy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77434-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77434-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77433-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 690
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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