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Free Logic Selected Essays

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ISBN-10: 0521039223

ISBN-13: 9780521039222

Edition: N/A

Authors: Karel Lambert

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Free logic is an important field of philosophical logic that first appeared in the 1950s. J. Karel Lambert was one of its founders and coined the term. The essays in this collection (written over a period of 40 years) explore the philosophical foundations of free logic and its application to areas as diverse as the philosophy of religion and computer science. This collection brings an important body of work to the attention of a new generation of professional philosophers, computer scientists and mathematicians.
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Book details

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Russell's version of the theory of definite descriptions
Existential import, 'E!' and 'the'
The reduction of two paradoxes and the significance thereof
The Hilbert-Bernays theory of definite descriptions
Foundations of the hierarchy of positive free definite description theories
Predication and extensionality
The philosophical foundations of free logic
Logical truth and microphysics