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  • Paradoxesby Piotr Lukowski; Marek Gensler

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 151.77

    This critical analysis of all the classic logical paradoxes, both ancient and modern, systematically surveys different approaches, introduces original solutions to many prominent paradoxes, and assesses the role played by paradoxes in philosophy and ontology. more...

  • Proof, Computation and Agencyby Johan van Benthem; Amitabha Gupta; Rohit Parikh

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 198.47

    This overview of modern logic and its relationship with other disciplines includes several articles that explore an inspiring new paradigm called 'social software', which studies patterns of social interaction using techniques from logic and computer science. more...

  • The Discovery of Chinese Logicby Joachim Kurtz

    BRILL 2011; US$ 221.00

    This book analyzes the discovery of Chinese logic as a paradigmatic case of the epistemic shifts that have shaped interpretations of China’s intellectual heritage. Reconstructing the transcultural genealogy of a modern discourse, it adds a neglected chapter to the global history of philosophy. more...

  • Informal Fallaciesby Douglas N. Walton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 173.00

    The basic question of this monograph is: how should we go about judging arguments to be reasonable or unreasonable? Our concern will be with argument in a broad sense, with realistic arguments in natural language. The basic object will be to engage in a normative study of determining what factors, standards, or procedures should be adopted or appealed... more...

  • A Pragmatic Logic for Commandsby Melvin Joseph Adler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00

    The purpose of this essay is to both discuss commands as a species of speech act and to discuss commands within the broader framework of how they are used and reacted to. more...

  • Topical Relevance in Argumentationby Douglas N. Walton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 98.00

    It is a longstanding if not altogether coherent tradition of logic and rhetorical studies that an argument can be incorrect or fallacious in virtue of some proposition in it being “irrelevant”. This monograph clarifies that tradition. Non-classical propositional calculi, including relevance logics and relatedness logics, are juxtaposed against conversational... more...

  • Sets and Extensions in the Twentieth Centuryby Dov M. Gabbay; Akihiro Kanamori; John Woods

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 270.00

    Set theory is an autonomous and sophisticated field of mathematics that is extremely successful at analyzing mathematical propositions and gauging their consistency strength. It is as a field of mathematics that both proceeds with its own internal questions and is capable of contextualizing over a broad range, which makes set theory an intriguing... more...

  • The Myth of the Closed Mindby Ray Scott Percival

    Open Court 2011; US$ 49.99

    It’s like talking to a brick wall” and We’ll have to agree to disagree” are popular sayings referring to the frustrating experience of discussing issues with people who seem to be beyond the reach of argument. It’s often claimed that some peoplefundamentalists or fanaticsare indeed sealed off from rational criticism. And every month new pop psychology... more...

  • Buddhist Philosophy of Language in Indiaby Lawrence J. McCrea; Parimal G. Patil

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Jñanasrimitra (975-1025) was regarded by both Buddhists and non-Buddhists as the most important Indian philosopher of his generation. His theory of exclusion combined a philosophy of language with a theory of conceptual content, or, in simpler terms, an investigation into the nature of our words and thoughts. His theory informed nearly all the work... more...

  • Apohaby Mark Siderits; Tom Tillemans; Arindam Chakrabarti

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    hen we understand that something is a pot, is it because of one property that all pots share? This seems unlikely, but without this common essence, it is difficult to see how we could teach someone to use the word pot” or to see something as a pot. The Buddhist apoha theory tries to resolve this dilemma, first, by rejecting properties such as potness”... more...