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Handbook of Philosophical Logic

Volume III: Alternatives to Classical Logic

Editors: Gabbay, Dov, Guenthner, Franz (Eds.)

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This volume presents a number of systems of logic which can be considered as alternatives to classical logic. The notion of what counts as an alternative is a somewhat problematic one. There are extreme views on the matter of what is the 'correct' logical system and whether one logical system (e. g. classical logic) can represent (or contain) all the others. The choice of the systems presented in this volume was guided by the following criteria for including a logic as an alternative: (i) the departure from classical logic in accepting or rejecting certain theorems of classical logic following intuitions arising from significant application areas and/or from human reasoning; (ii) the alternative logic is well-established and well-understood mathematically and is widely applied in other disciplines such as mathematics, physics, computer science, philosophy, psychology, or linguistics. A number of other alternatives had to be omitted for the present volume (e. g. recent attempts to formulate so-called 'non-monotonic' reason­ ing systems). Perhaps these can be included in future extensions of the Handbook of Philosophical Logic. Chapter 1 deals with partial logics, that is, systems where sentences do not always have to be either true or false, and where terms do not always have to denote. These systems are thus, in general, geared towards reasoning in partially specified models. Logics of this type have arisen mainly from philo­ sophical and linguistic considerations; various applications in theoretical computer science have also been envisaged.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Philosophical Logic
Book Subtitle
Volume III: Alternatives to Classical Logic
Editors
  • Dov Gabbay
  • Franz Guenthner
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
166
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-5203-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-5203-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8801-5
Series ISSN
0166-6991
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
531
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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