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Nijhoff International Philosophy Series

The Semantic Foundations of Logic Volume 1: Propositional Logics

Authors: Epstein, R.L.

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This book grew out of my confusion. If logic is objective how can there be so many logics? Is there one right logic, or many right ones? Is there some underlying unity that connects them? What is the significance of the mathematical theorems about logic which I've learned if they have no connection to our everyday reasoning? The answers I propose revolve around the perception that what one pays attention to in reasoning determines which logic is appropriate. The act of abstracting from our reasoning in our usual language is the stepping stone from reasoned argument to logic. We cannot take this step alone, for we reason together: logic is reasoning which has some objective value. For you to understand my answers, or perhaps better, conjectures, I have retraced my steps: from the concrete to the abstract, from examples, to general theory, to further confirming examples, to reflections on the significance of the work.

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`Throughout, the treatment is thorough and the writing is clear. Superb bibliography; glossary; extensive index. Highly recommended for every specialist in logic.' Choice, 1991

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Semantic Foundations of Logic Volume 1: Propositional Logics
Authors
Series Title
Nijhoff International Philosophy Series
Series Volume
35
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0525-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0525-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6722-5
Series ISSN
0924-4530
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 388
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