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Burgess, John P. 1948-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 205 publications in 2 languages and 7,036 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  History  Church history  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Editor
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Most widely held works by John P Burgess
Computability and logic by George Boolos( )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fifth edition of 'Computability and Logic' covers not just the staple topics of an intermediate logic course such as Godel's incompleteness theorems, but also optional topics that include Turing's theory of computability and Ramsey's theorem
Truth by Alexis Burgess( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a concise, advanced introduction to current philosophical debates about truth. A blend of philosophical and technical material, the book is organized around, but not limited to, the tendency known as deflationism, according to which there is not much to say about the nature of truth. In clear language, Burgess and Burgess cover a wide range of issues, including the nature of truth, the status of truth-value gaps, the relationship between truth and meaning, relativism and pluralism about truth, and semantic paradoxes from Alfred Tarski to Saul Kripke and beyond. Following a brief introduction that reviews the most influential traditional and contemporary theories of truth, short chapters cover Tarski, deflationism, indeterminacy, realism, antirealism, Kripke, and the possible insolubility of semantic paradoxes. The book provides a rich picture of contemporary philosophical theorizing about truth, one that will be essential reading for philosophy students as well as philosophers specializing in other areas."--Publisher
Philosophical logic by John P Burgess( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical Logic is a clear and concise critical survey of nonclassical logics of philosophical interest written by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject. After giving an overview of classical logic, John Burgess introduces five central branches of nonclassical logic (temporal, modal, conditional, relevantistic, and intuitionistic), focusing on the sometimes problematic relationship between formal apparatus and intuitive motivation. Requiring minimal background and arranged to make the more technical material optional, the book offers a choice between an overview a
A subject with no object : strategies for nominalistic interpretation of mathematics by John P Burgess( )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Subject With No Object cuts through a host of technicalities that have obscured previous discussions of these projects, and presents clear, concise accounts, with minimal prerequisites, of a dozen strategies for nominalistic interpretation of mathematics, thus equipping the reader to evaluate each and to compare different ones. The authors also offer critical discussion, rare in the literature, of the aims and claims of nominalistic interpretation, suggesting that it is significant in a very different way from that usually assumed
Fixing Frege by John P Burgess( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottlob Frege's attempt to found mathematics on a grand logical system came to grief when Bertrand Russell discovered a contradiction in it. This book surveys consistent restrictions in both the old and new versions of Frege's system, determining just how much of mathematics can be reconstructed in each
Mathematics, models, and modality : selected philosophical essays by John P Burgess( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of Burgess's essays, which spans 25 years, addresses key topics including nominalism, neo-logicism, intuitionism, modal logic, analyticity, and translation. An introduction sets the essays in context and offers a retrospective appraisal of their aims
Saul Kripke : puzzles and mysteries by John P Burgess( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saul Kripke has been a major influence on analytic philosophy and allied fields for a half-century and more. His early masterpiece, Naming and Necessity, reversed the pattern of two centuries of philosophizing about the necessary and the contingent. Although much of his work remains unpublished, several major essays have now appeared in print, most recently in his long-awaited collection Philosophical Troubles. In this book Kripke's long-time colleague, the logician and philosopher John P. Burgess, offers a thorough and self-contained guide to all of Kripke's published books and his most important philosophical papers, old and new. It also provides an authoritative but non-technical account of Kripke's influential contributions to the study of modal logic and logical paradoxes. Although Kripke has been anything but a system-builder, Burgess expertly uncovers the connections between different parts of his oeuvre. Kripke is shown grappling, often in opposition to existing traditions, with mysteries surrounding the nature of necessity, rule-following, and the conscious mind, as well as with intricate and intriguing puzzles about identity, belief and self-reference. Clearly contextualizing the full range of Kripke's work, Burgess outlines, summarizes and surveys the issues raised by each of the philosopher's major publications."--Publisher description
Rigor and structure by John P Burgess( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mathematical readers will find a fair amount of elementary mathematical exposition intended for philosophers that they will want to skip or skim over, while philosophical readers will similarly find a fair amount of elementary philosophical exposition intended for mathematicians that they will want to read over quickly, if they read it over at all. Thus, for either class of readers the present work will effectively be shorter than it appears to be."--Page vii
Formal logic: its scope and limits by Richard C Jeffrey( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kripke by John P Burgess( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul Kripke has been a major influence on analytic philosophy and allied fields for a half-century and more. His early masterpiece, Naming and Necessity, reversed the pattern of two centuries of philosophizing about the necessary and the contingent. Although much of his work remains unpublished, several major essays have now appeared in print, most recently in his long-awaited collection Philosophical Troubles . In this book Kripke & rsquo;s long-time colleague, the logician and philosopher John P. Burgess, offers a thorough
Logic, logic, and logic by George Boolos( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parts of classes by David K Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy Rus' : the rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia by John P Burgess( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating, vivid, and on-the-ground account of Russian Orthodoxy's resurgence. A bold experiment is taking place in Russia. After a century of being scarred by militant, atheistic communism, the Orthodox Church has become Russia's largest and most significant nongovernmental organization. As it has returned to life, it has pursued a vision of reclaiming Holy Rus': that historical yet mythical homeland of the eastern Slavic peoples; a foretaste of the perfect justice, peace, harmony, and beauty for which religious believers long; and the glimpse of heaven on earth that persuaded Prince Vladimir to accept Orthodox baptism in Crimea in A.D. 988. Through groundbreaking initiatives in religious education, social ministry, historical commemoration, and parish life, the Orthodox Church is seeking to shape a new, post-communist national identity for Russia. In this eye-opening and evocative book, John Burgess examines Russian Orthodoxy's resurgence from a grassroots level, providing Western readers with an enlightening, inside look at the new Russia
HRM and job quality : an overview( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computability and Logic 5ed( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Computability and Logic has become a classic because of its accessibility to students without a mathematical background and because it covers not simply the staple topics of an intermediate logic course, such as Godel's incompleteness theorems, but also a large number of optional topics, from Turing's theory of computability to Ramsey's theorem. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised by John Burgess. Including a selection of exercises, adjusted for this edition, at the end of each chapter, it offers a new and simpler treatment of the representability of recursive functions, a traditional stumbling block for students on the way to the Godel incompleteness theorems. This new edition is also accompanied by a website as well as an instructor's manual
Axiomatic theories of truth by John P Burgess( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zawiera rec. książki: Axiomatic theories of truth / Volker Halbach. - Cambridge, 2011
John Burgess on plural logic . David De Vidi on choice principle . Jessica Carter on ontology by John P Burgess( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Computability and logic /George S. Boolos, John P. Burgess, Richard C. Jeffrey by George Boole( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This fifth edition of 'Computability and Logic' covers not just the staple topics of an intermediate logic course such as Godel's incompleteness theorems, but also optional topics that include Turing's theory of computability and Ramsey's theorem
 
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A subject with no object : strategies for nominalistic interpretation of mathematics
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TruthPhilosophical logicA subject with no object : strategies for nominalistic interpretation of mathematicsFixing FregeMathematics, models, and modality : selected philosophical essaysFormal logic: its scope and limitsLogic, logic, and logicComputability and logic /George S. Boolos, John P. Burgess, Richard C. Jeffrey
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Burgess, John P.

John Burgess

John P. Burgess American logician and philosopher

Languages
English (201)

Spanish (1)