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Meaning and proscription in formal logic : variations on the propositional logic of William T. Parry

Author: Thomas Macaulay Ferguson
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
Series: Trends in logic, 49.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book aids in the rehabilitation of the wrongfully deprecated work of William Parry, and is the only full-length investigation into Parry-type propositional logics. A central tenet of the monograph is that the sheer diversity of the contexts in which the mereological analogy emerges? its effervescence with respect to fields ranging from metaphysics to computer programming? provides compelling evidence that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print edition:
(OCoLC)1006450556
Named Person: William Tuthill Parry
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Macaulay Ferguson
ISBN: 9783319708218 331970821X 3319708201 9783319708201
OCLC Number: 1021187487
Description: 1 online resource (XIII, 198 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The Proscriptive Principle.-Nonsense and Proscription* --
Metaphysical Considerations on State Space Semantics --
A Computational Interpretation of Conceptivism* --
Faulty Belnap Computers and Subsystems of Efde* --
Cut-Down Operations on Multilattices* --
Correia Semantics Revisited* --
Concluding Remarks.
Series Title: Trends in logic, 49.
Responsibility: Thomas Macaulay Ferguson.

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This book aids in the rehabilitation of the wrongfully deprecated work of William Parry, and is the only full-length investigation into Parry-type propositional logics. A central tenet of the monograph is that the sheer diversity of the contexts in which the mereological analogy emerges? its effervescence with respect to fields ranging from metaphysics to computer programming? provides compelling evidence that the study of logics of analytic implication can be instrumental in identifying connections between topics that would otherwise remain hidden. More concretely, the book identifies and discusses a host of cases in which analytic implication can play an important role in revealing distinct problems to be facets of a larger, cross-disciplinary problem. It introduces an element of constancy and cohesion that has previously been absent in a regrettably fractured field, shoring up those who are sympathetic to the worth of mereological analogy. Moreover, it generates new interest in the field by illustrating a wide range of interesting features present in such logics? and highlighting these features to appeal to researchers in many fields.

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