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"An Introduction to Philosophical Logic" is a popular mainstay for students taking courses in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language. Covering some of the most central topics in philosophy - the proposition, theories of truth, existence, meaning and reference, realism and anti-realism - it aims to be an accessible guide to philosophical logic. This new edition keeps the same successful format, with each chapter providing a self-contained introduction to the topic it discusses, rewritten to include updated information. The author has also revised his concluding chapter and completely updated the bibliography.

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 26mm | 639.56g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0
  • 0631199829
  • 9780631199823
  • 122,164

About A. C. Grayling

A.C. Grayling is Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and aFellow of St Anne's Colege, Oxford.

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"An Introduction to Philosophical Logic" is a popular mainstay for students taking courses in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language. Covering some of the most central topics in philosophy - the proposition, theories of truth, existence, meaning and reference, realism and anti-realism - it aims to be an accessible guide to philosophical logic. This new edition keeps the same successful format, with each chapter providing a self-contained introduction to the topic it discusses, rewritten to include updated information. The author has also revised his concluding chapter and completely updated the bibliography.

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Table of contents

Preface. 1. Philosophical Logic, the Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy and Logic. 2. The Proposition. 3. Necessity, Analyticity and the A Priori. 4. Existence, Presuppositions and Descriptions. 5. Truth: The Pragmatic and Coherence and Correspondence Theories. 6. Truth: Semantics, Deflation, Idefinability and Evaluation. 7. Meaning, Reference, Verification and Use.8. Truth, Meaning, Realism and Anti-realism. 9. Realism, Anti-realism, Idealism, Relativism. Bibliography. Index.

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