An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic: From If to Is
ISBN: 0521670268
EAN13: 9780521670265
Language: English
Publication Date: May 26, 2008
Pages: 643
Dimensions: 1.46" H x 9.72" L x 6.85" W
Weight: 2.86 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
This revised and considerably expanded 2nd edition brings together a wide range of topics, including modal, tense, conditional, intuitionist, many-valued, paraconsistent, relevant, and fuzzy logics. Part 1, on propositional logic, is the old Introduction, but contains much new material. Part 2 is entirely new, and covers quantification and identity for all the logics in Part 1. The material is unified by the underlying theme of world semantics. All of the topics are explained clearly using devices such as tableau proofs, and their relation to current philosophical issues and debates are discussed. Students with a basic understanding of classical logic will find this book an invaluable introduction to an area that has become of central importance in both logic and philosophy. It will also interest people working in mathematics and computer science who wish to know about the area.