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Routledge Library Editions: Logic


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Reissuing works originally published between 1931 and 1990, this set of twenty-four books covers the full range of the philosophy of logic, from introductions to logic, to calculus and mathematical logic, to logic in language and linguistics and logical reasoning in law and ethics. An international array of authors are represented in this comprehensive collection.

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An Introduction to Logic

An Introduction to Logic

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Mitchell
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1967. The common aim of all logical enquiry is to discover and analyse correctly the forms of valid argument. In this book concise expositions of traditional, Aristotelian logic and of modern systems of propositional and predicative logic show how far that aim has been ...

Aspects of a Theory of Singular Reference Prolegomena to a Dialectical Logic of Singular Terms

Aspects of a Theory of Singular Reference: Prolegomena to a Dialectical Logic of Singular Terms

1st Edition

Forthcoming

William J. Greenberg
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1985. This study concerns the problem of treating identity as a relation between an object and itself. It addresses the Russellian and Fregean solutions and goes on to present in the first part a surfacist account of belief-context ambiguity requiring neither ...

Concept and Object The Unity of the Proposition in Logic and Psychology

Concept and Object: The Unity of the Proposition in Logic and Psychology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anthony Palmer
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1988. This text gives a lucid account of the most distinctive and influential responses by twentieth century philosophers to the problem of the unity of the proposition. The problem first became central to twentieth-century philosophy as a result of the depsychoiogising of ...

Creativity, Imagination, Logic Meditations for the Eleventh Hour

Creativity, Imagination, Logic: Meditations for the Eleventh Hour

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Horace M. Kallen
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1973. This final collection of thought by founder of the New School for Social Research in New York, Horace M. Kallen, touches on topics from language to death and from freedom to value. The author’s treatise explores his understanding of logic and existence....

Elementary Formal Logic A Programmed Course

Elementary Formal Logic: A Programmed Course

1st Edition

Forthcoming

C. L. Hamblin
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1966. This is a self-instructional course intended for first-year university students who have not had previous acquaintance with Logic. The book deals with "propositional" logic by the truth-table method, briefly introducing axiomatic procedures, and proceeds to the theory ...

Logic in Practice

Logic in Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

L. Susan Stebbing
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1934. This fourth edition originally published 1954., revised by C. W. K. Mundle. "It must be the desire of every reasonable person to know how to justify a contention which is of sufficient importance to be seriously questioned. The explicit formulation of the principles of...

An Introduction to Logic The Criticism of Arguments

An Introduction to Logic: The Criticism of Arguments

1st Edition

Peter Alexander
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1969. This book is for undergraduates whether specializing in philosophy or not. It assumes no previous knowledge of logic but aims to show how logical notions arise from, or are abstracted from, everyday discourse, whether technical or non-technical. It sets out a knowledge...

An Introduction to Many-valued Logics

An Introduction to Many-valued Logics

1st Edition

Robert Ackermann
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1967. An introduction to the literature of nonstandard logic, in particular to those nonstandard logics known as many-valued logics. Part I expounds and discusses implicational calculi, modal logics and many-valued logics and their associated calculi. Part II considers the ...

Meaning, Quantification, Necessity Themes in Philosophical Logic

Meaning, Quantification, Necessity: Themes in Philosophical Logic

1st Edition

Martin Davies
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1981. This is a book for the final year undergraduate or first year graduate who intends to proceed with serious research in philosophical logic. It will be welcomed by both lecturers and students for its careful consideration of main themes ranging from Gricean accounts of ...

Nondeductive Inference

Nondeductive Inference

1st Edition

Robert Ackermann
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1966. An introduction to current studies of kinds of inference in which validity cannot be determined by ordinary deductive models. In particular, inductive inference, predictive inference, statistical inference, and decision making are examined in some detail. The last ...

Presuppostion & Transcendental Inference

Presuppostion & Transcendental Inference

1st Edition

Humphrey Palmer
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1985. This book is about a single famous line of argument, pioneered by Descartes and deployed to full effect by Kant. That argument was meant to refute scepticism once and for all, and make the world safe for science. 'I think, so I exist’ is valid reasoning, but circular ...

Quantification Theory

Quantification Theory

1st Edition

J. A. Faris
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1964. This book is concerned with general arguments, by which is meant broadly arguments that rely for their force on the ideas expressed by all, every, any, some, none and other kindred words or phrases. A main object of quantificational logic is to provide methods for ...

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