Around and Beyond the Square of Opposition by Jean-Yves BéziauAround and Beyond the Square of Opposition by Jean-Yves Béziau

Around and Beyond the Square of Opposition

byJean-Yves BéziauEditorDale Jacquette

Paperback | June 7, 2012

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The theory of oppositions based on Aristotelian foundations of logic has been pictured in a striking square diagram which can be understood and applied in many different ways having repercussions in various fields: epistemology, linguistics, mathematics, sociology, physics. The square can also be generalized in other two-dimensional or multi-dimensional objects extending in breadth and depth the original Aristotelian theory.

The square of opposition from its origin in antiquity to the present day continues to exert a profound impact on the development of deductive logic. Since 10 years there is a new growing interest for the square due to recent discoveries and challenging interpretations. This book presents a collection of previously unpublished papers by high level specialists on the square from all over the world.

Jean-Yves Beziau is Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and researcher of the Brazilian research council (CNPq). He has a PhD in philosopy and a PhD in mathematics. He has been working in France, Poland, Switzerland, Brazil and USA (Stanford and UCLA). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Logica Universalis. He...
Title:Around and Beyond the Square of OppositionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:379 pagesPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034803788

ISBN - 13:9783034803786


Table of Contents

1 Historical and Critical Aspects of the Square.- 2 Philosophical Discussions around the Square of Opposition.- 3 The Square of Opposition and Non-Classical Logics.- 4 Constructions Generalizing the Square of Opposition.- 5 Applications of the Square of Opposition.