Logic and How it Gets That Way
By (author) Dale Jacquette
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Logic and How it Gets That Way by Dale Jacquette
Book DescriptionIn this challenging and provocative analysis, Dale Jacquette argues that contemporary philosophy labours under a number of historically inherited delusions about the nature of logic and the philosophical significance of certain formal properties of specific types of logical constructions. Exposing some of the key misconceptions about formal symbolic logic and its relation to thought, language and the world, Jacquette clears the ground of some very well-entrenched philosophical doctrines about the nature of logic, including some of the most fundamental seldom-questioned parts of elementary propositional and predicate-quantificational logic. Having presented difficulties for conventional ways of thinking about truth functionality, the metaphysics of reference and predication, the role of a concept of truth in a theory of meaning, among others, Jacquette proceeds to reshape the network of ideas about traditional logic that philosophy has acquired along with modern logic itself. In so doing Jacquette is able to offer a new perspective on a number of existing problems in logic and philosophy of logic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844651429
(234mm x 156mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Acumen Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Dale Jacquette
Dale Jacquette is Senior Professorial Chair in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bern, Switzerland
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