A Companion to Philosophical Logic by Dale Jacquette

By Dale Jacquette

This number of newly commissioned essays through foreign individuals bargains a consultant assessment of crucial advancements in modern philosophical good judgment. Written via specialists from quite a few varied logical and philosophical views, the quantity offers controversies in philosophical implications and purposes of formal symbolic common sense.

Each part positive aspects participants at present energetic in study who clarify the valuable principles in their designated box and take a philosophical stand on fresh matters within the intersection of good judgment and analytic philosophy. Taken jointly the essays survey significant traits and supply unique insights to boost study and philosophical dialogue. A spouse to Philosophical good judgment provides a finished state of the art instruction manual for college students researchers in philosophical common sense.

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A demonstration, for Aristotle, is a deduction that shows why something is necessarily so. This at once imposes two critical limits on demonstrations: nothing can be demonstrated except what is necessarily so, and nothing can be demonstrated except that which has a cause or explanation (the force of the latter restriction will be evident shortly). Since demonstrations are valid arguments, whatever holds of valid arguments in general will hold of them. Therefore, a natural place to begin the discussion of demonstrations would be with a general account of validity.

M. Loux) and part II (tr. A. Freddoso and H. Schurmann) (Notre Dame University Press, 1974, 1980). Furthermore, the series Philosophisches Bibliothek, published by Felix Meiner Verlag, (Hamburg, contains many bilingual (Latin/German) editions, with introductions and careful annotations, of important works in medieval logic. The Routledge series Topics in Medieval Philosophy contains volumes of interest for the general philosopher: Ivan Boh, Epistemic Logic in the Later Middle Ages (London, 1993) is particularly interesting on the epistemological aspects of the theory of consequences, while A.

A later treatment, by almost a century and a half (±1400), of roughly the same material is offered by Paul of Venice in the Logica Parva (ed. and tr. by A. Perreiah), Philosophia Verlag (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1984). The British Academy supports a multi-volume edition/translation of the magisterial Logica Magna by the same Paul of Venice. William of Ockham’s Summa Logicae has been partly rendered into English: part I (tr. M. Loux) and part II (tr. A. Freddoso and H. Schurmann) (Notre Dame University Press, 1974, 1980).

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