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Aspects of Philosophical Logic

Some Logical Forays into Central Notions of Linguistics and Philosophy

Editors: Mönnich, Uwe (Ed.)

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This volume constitutes the Proceedings of a workshop on formal seman­ tics of natural languages which was held in Tiibingen from the 1st to the 3rd of December 1977. Its main body consists of revised versions of most of the papers presented on that occasion. Three supplementary papers (those by Gabbay and Sma by) are included because they seem to be of particular interest in their respective fields. The area covered by the work of scholars engaged in philosophical logic and the formal analysis of natural languages testifies to the live­ liness in those disciplines. It would have been impossible to aim at a complete documentation of relevant research within the limits imposed by a short conference whereas concentration on a single topic would have conveyed the false impression of uniformity foreign to a young and active field. It is hoped that the essays collected in this volume strike a reasonable balance between the two extremes. The topics discussed here certainly belong to the most important ones enjoying the attention of linguists and philosophers alike: the analysis of tense in formal and natural languages (van Benthem, Gabbay), the quickly expanding domain of generalized quantifiers (Goldblatt), the problem of vagueness (Kamp), the connected areas of pronominal reference (Smaby) and presupposition (von Stechow) and, last but not least, modal logic as a sort of all-embracing theoretical framework (Bressan). The workshop which led to this collection formed part of the activities celebrating the 500th anniversary of Tiibingen University.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Tense Logic, Second-Order Logic and Natural Language

    Pages 1-20

    Benthem, J. F. A. K.

  • Extensions of the Modal Calculi MC v and MC∞. Comparison of them with Similar Calculi Endowed with Different Semantics. Application to Probability Theory

    Pages 21-66

    Bressan, Aldo

  • An Irreflexivity Lemma with Applications to Axiomatizations of Conditions on Tense Frames

    Pages 67-89

    Gabbay, Dov M.

  • Expressive Functional Completeness in Tense Logic (Preliminary report)

    Pages 91-117

    Gabbay, Dov M.

  • “Locally-at” as a Topological Quantifier-Former

    Pages 119-127

    Goldblatt, Robert

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aspects of Philosophical Logic
Book Subtitle
Some Logical Forays into Central Notions of Linguistics and Philosophy
Editors
  • Uwe Mönnich
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
147
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-8384-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-8384-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1201-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-8386-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
290
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