Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued Logic by Jc Beall

Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued Logic

byJc Beall, Bas C. van Fraassen

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Extensively classroom-tested, this text provides an accessible and carefully structured introduction to modal and many-valued logic. The authors cover the basic formal frameworks, as well as considering a variety of philosophical issues surrounding 'possibilities and paradox'. In order to aid understanding, each chapter provides the following features: exercises to give students hands-on experience, examples to demonstrate the application of concepts and a list of further readings.

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JC Beall is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. Forthcoming publications include 'Logical Pluralism' (with Greg Restall) and 'Deflationism and Paradox' (edited with Bradley Armour-Garb). Bas C. van Fraassen is the McCosh Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. Past publications include...
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Title:Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued LogicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.58 inPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1Preliminaries1. Philosophical Motives2. Set-Theoretic Tools3. Languages and Logics4. TableauxPart 2Possibilities5. Normal Modal Logics6. Variations on a ThemePart 3Paradox7. Around Truth and Falsity8. Gaps, Gluts and Liars9. Heaps, Supertruth and the ContinuumPart 4Metatheory10. Further Tools11. Logical Systems and Completeness12. Meta-Theorems for Non-Classical LogicsBibliographyIndex