Philosophical Applications of Free Logic
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Karel Lambert (ed.)
Oxford University Press (1991)
Free logic, an alternative to traditional logic, has been seen as a useful avenue of approach to a number of philosophical issues of contemporary interest. In this collection, Karel Lambert, one of the pioneers in, and the most prominent exponent of, free logic, brings together a variety of published essays bearing on the application of free logic to philosophical topics ranging from set theory and logic to metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. The work of such distinguished philosophers as Bas van Fraassen, Dana Scott, Tyler Burge, and Jaakko Hintikka is represented. Lambert provides an introductory essay placing free logic in the logical tradition beginning with Aristotle, developing it as the natural culmination of a trend begun in the Port Royal logic of the 1600s, and continuing through current predicate logic--the trend to rid logic of existence assumptions. His Introduction also provides a useful systematic overview of free logic, including both a standard syntax and some semantical options.
|Keywords||Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Free logic|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$17.94 used (73% off) $80.94 new Amazon page|
|Call number||BC135.P64 1991|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Norbert Gratzl (2010). A Sequent Calculus for a Negative Free Logic. Studia Logica 96 (3):331-348.
Ivor Grattan-Guinness (2012). A New–Old Characterisation of Logical Knowledge. History and Philosophy of Logic 33 (3):245 - 290.
Nino Cocchiarella (2009). Reply to Andriy Vasylchenko's Review of Formal Ontology and Conceptual Realism. Axiomathes 19 (2):167-178.
Similar books and articles
Karel Lambert & Ermanno Bencivenga (1986). A Free Logic with Simple and Complex Predicates. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 27 (2):247-256.
Karel Lambert (1981). On the Philosophical Foundations of Free Logic. Inquiry 24 (2):147 – 203.
Karel Lambert (2001). From Predication to Programming. Minds and Machines 11 (2):257-265.
Robert K. Meyer & Karel Lambert (1968). Universally Free Logic and Standard Quantification Theory. Journal of Symbolic Logic 33 (1):8-26.
Jeffrey Barrett (2007). Stability and Paradox in Algorithmic Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 36 (1):61 - 95.
Wayne Aitken & Jeffrey A. Barrett (2007). Stability and Paradox in Algorithmic Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 36 (1):61 - 95.
Karel Lambert (1967). Free Logic and the Concept of Existence. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 8 (1-2):133-144.
Greg Restall (1993). How to Bereally Contraction Free. Studia Logica 52 (3):381 - 391.
Karel Lambert (2003). Free Logic: Selected Essays. New Yorkcambridge University Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #499,535 of 1,410,159 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?