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Interlude: The Place and Role of Model Theory

Stewart Shapiro

in Vagueness in Context

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199280391
eISBN:
9780191707162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280391.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter is a short introduction on the purpose and function of formal logic. The key item of interest is the role and function of model theory. It adopts a perspective that model theory provides ... More


Formal Ontology and Logical Syntax

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Traditional formal logic as developed by Fred Sommers is compared and contrasted with the modern quantified predicate logic that we owe to Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell; the latter is argued to ... More


Forms of Argument

Jonathan Barnes

in Truth, etc.: Six Lectures on Ancient Logic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199568178
eISBN:
9780191702037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568178.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Logic, in the good old days, was the art of thinking — more precisely, it was the art or science of reasoning. Logicians were supposed to consider arguments — deductions, inferences, syllogisms, what ... More


Formal Logic

Arthur N. Prior

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241560
eISBN:
9780191680373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241560.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book was designed primarily as a textbook; though the author hopes that it will prove to be of interest to others beside logic students. Part I of the book covers the ‘fundamentals’ of the ... More


A Common Logic?

Geoffrey Lloyd

in Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections: Philosophical Perspectives on Greek and Chinese Science and Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199270163
eISBN:
9780191602276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270163.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Different systems of formal logic have been developed by philosophers since Aristotle. But the key difference within ancient societies and between them and modern ones lies not in any supposed ... More


Descartes's New Theory of Reasoning

David Owen

in Hume's Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252602
eISBN:
9780191598159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252602.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Descartes rejected syllogism and its associated formal account of deductive reasoning. One of his main reasons was his concern for truth, and the ability to recognize new truths and to distinguish ... More


A Game Logic for Natural Language

Robin Clark

in Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter considers a particular application of game theory: games as a model of formal logic. It gives a logic whose “formulas” are English sentences and shows how to evaluate them using games. ... More


A Labor Theoretic Approach

Julian Warner

in Human Information Retrieval

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013444
eISBN:
9780262259262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter provides a full synthesis of the labor theoretic approach to reveal its economy and power by highlighting the coherence and mutual relation of elements such as selection power and ... More


Bioethics: A Critical Introduction

Joanna Zylinska

in Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter deals with an overview of major concepts in bioethics (a term devised by Van Rensselaer Potter) in relation to morality and health-related professions. It also discusses the financial ... More


Knowledge and Happiness in the Debate over the Happiness of the Fish

Sham Yat Shing

in Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846831
eISBN:
9780824868185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846831.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Cen Yicheng rehearses and critiques two articles found in recent issues of the Taiwan philosophy journal, Ehu, by contemporary scholars Pan Boshi and Chen Guimiao. Each of these scholars comes to the ... More


The Relatively Happy Fish Revisited

Norman Y. Teng

in Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846831
eISBN:
9780824868185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846831.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Norman Y. Teng, engages the Hansen essay above by employing the logic more familiar to early Chinese thinkers developed in the Lesser Pick (or Lesser Selection) of the Later Mohist Canons as a ... More


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