Logic on the Track of Social Change by David BraybrookeLogic on the Track of Social Change by David Braybrooke

Logic on the Track of Social Change

byDavid Braybrooke, Bryson Brown, Peter K. Schotch

Hardcover | November 1, 1995

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The book sets out a new logic of rules, developed to demonstrate how such a logic can contribute to the clarification of historical questions about social rules. The authors illustrate applications of this new logic in their extensive treatments of a variety of accounts of social changes,analysing in these examples the content of particular social rules and the course of changes in them.
Peter K. Schotch has been Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University since 1982. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 publications in philosophical logic. Bryson Brown is the author of various articles on philosophical logic and the philosophy of science.
Title:Logic on the Track of Social ChangeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198235305

ISBN - 13:9780198235309


Table of Contents

IntroductionWhat Rules Amount to in Practice: A Theory with a DefinitionLogical Preliminaries to a Formal Theory of RulesThe Logic of RulesWho Controls the Marriage Decision? Stone and Macfarlane: Opposed AccountsMarx and Macfarlane: On Peasant and Capitalist Ownership in EnglandJustice in hte Marxist Dialectic of RulesA Rules-Analysis, Following Foucault, of the Birth of Clinical MedicineThe Opposition, Intended or Real, of the US Constitution to Factions or Political PartiesThe Abolition of the British Slave TradeLogic and its Application to Social Change: Our Work in Retrospect and Prospect

Editorial Reviews

`an ambitious, impressive and engaging study.'Mind, vol. 110, no. 440