First-Order Modal Logic

First-Order Modal Logic

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This is a thorough treatment of first-order modal logic. The book covers such issues as quantification, equality (including a treatment of Frege's morning star/evening star puzzle), the notion of existence, non-rigid constants and function symbols, predicate abstraction, the distinction between nonexistence and nondesignation, and definite descriptions, borrowing from both Fregean and Russellian paradigms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 17.53mm | 960g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • XII, 292 p.
  • 0792353358
  • 9780792353355
  • 1,001,126

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Propositional Modal Logic. 2. Tableau Proof Systems. 3. Axiom Systems. 4. Quantified Modal Logic. 5. First-Order Tableaus. 6. First-Order Axiom Systems. 7. Equality. 8. Existence and Actualist Quantification. 9. Terms and Predicate Abstraction. 10. Abstraction Continued. 11. Designation. 12. Definite Descriptions. References. Index.
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"This Text is an excellent and most useful volume. It is pitched correctly: the exercises are just right... It sets a high standard for anything following. It is to be highly recommended."
(Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, 8:3)
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About M. Fitting

Richard L. Mendelsohn is Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College and the Graduate School, the City University of New York.
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