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Possibilities and paradox : an introduction to modal and many-valued logic

Author: J C Beall; Bas C Van Fraassen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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"Possibilities and Paradox is an accessible introduction to modal and many-valued logic. The book gives a clear and approachable structure to the basic formal frameworks, with reference to a range of philosophical issues."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J C Beall; Bas C Van Fraassen
ISBN: 0199259879 9780199259878
OCLC Number: 60661260
Description: xv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Preliminaries --
1. Philosophical Motives --
2. Set-Theoretic Tools --
3. Languages and Logics --
4. Tableaux --
II. Possibilities --
5. Normal Modal Logics --
6. Variations on a Theme --
III. Paradox --
7. Around Truth and Falsity --
8. Gaps, Gluts, and Liars --
9. Heaps, Supertruth, and the Continuum --
IV. Metatheory --
10. Further Tools --
11. Logical Systems and Completeness --
12. Meta-Theorems for Non-Classical Logics.
Responsibility: J.C. Beall and Bas C. van Fraassen.
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