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Logic and Information

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ISBN-10: 0521410304

ISBN-13: 9780521410304

Edition: 1991

Authors: Keith J. Devlin

List price: $113.00
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In this provocative and ground-breaking book, Keith Devlin argues that in order to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of intelligence and knowledge acquisition, we must broaden our concept of logic. Classical logic, beginning with the work of Aristotle, has developed into a powerful and rigorous mathematical theory with many applications in mathematics and computer science, but it has proved woefully inadequate in the search for artificial intelligence. The new kind of logic, also mathematically based, outlined by Professor Devlin is the culmination of collaborative research among some of the world's leading logicians, philosophers, linguists, psychologists, and computer…    
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/27/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.37" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.364

Born in England in 1947 and living in America since 1987, Keith Devlin has written more than 20 books and numerous research articles on various elements of mathematics. From 1983 to 1989, he wrote a column on for the Manchester (England) Guardian. The collected columns are published in All the Math That's Fit to Print (1994) and cover a wide range of topics from calculating travel expenses to calculating pi. His book Logic and Information (1991) is an introduction to situation theory and situation semantics for mathematicians. Co-author of the PBS Nova episode "A Mathematical Mystery Tour," he is also the author of Devlin's Angle, a column on the Mathematical Association of America's…    

Situation theory
Meaning and constraints
Some logical issues
Mental states
Perception and action
Situation semantics
Topics in situation semantics
Historical perspectives and future directions