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An Introduction to Philosophical Logic

An Introduction to Philosophical Logic

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By (author) A. C. Grayling

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  • Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 26mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0631199829
  • ISBN 13: 9780631199823
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
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  • Sales rank: 103,419

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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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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.

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.