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Modality (Logic)

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  • The Logic of Provabilityby George S. Boolos

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 55.00

    Boolos, a pre-eminent philosopher of mathematics, investigates the relationship between provability and modal logic. more...

  • A New Introduction to Modal Logicby M.J. Cresswell; G.E. Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This long-awaited book replaces Hughes and Cresswell's two classic studies of modal logic: An Introduction to Modal Logic and A Companion to Modal Logic . A New Introduction to Modal Logic is an entirely new work, completely re-written by the authors. They have incorporated all the new developments that have taken place since 1968 in both modal... more...

  • Modalities and Multimodalitiesby Walter A. Carnielli; Claudio Pizzi

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.99

    This book is intended to provide a philosophically- and historically-based introduction to modal logic, offering to every reader, even those with little specific background, a conceptually clear path through the labyrinth of contemporary modal logic. This is done by emphasizing the notion of multimodality while delineating the formal side of the semantics... more...

  • Content and Modalityby Judith Thomson; Alex Byrne

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 98.99

    Eleven distinguished philosophers have contributed specially written essays on a set of topics much debated in recent years, including physicalism, qualia, semantic competence, conditionals, presuppositions, two-dimensional semantics, and the relation between logic and metaphysics. All these topics are prominent in the work of Robert Stalnaker, a major... more...

  • Modalityby Bob Hale; Aviv Hoffmann

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 84.99

    The philosophy of modality investigates necessity and possibility, and related notions--are they objective features of mind-independent reality? If so, are they irreducible, or can modal facts be explained in other terms? This volume presents new work on modality by established leaders in the field and by up-and-coming philosophers. Between them, the... more...

  • The Nature of Necessityby Alvin Plantinga

    Clarendon Press 1978; US$ 49.99

    This is a reissue of a book which is an exploration and defence of the notion of modality 'de re', the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. It is one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus and others have contributed.The argument... more...

  • A Chance for Possibilityby Alexander Steinberg

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    As philosophers are keen to say, there is a possible world where Socrates is a carpenter. Plausibly, truths about what might or could not be the case are not basic but grounded in more fundamental features of reality. Steinberg develops this insight into a novel account of the supervenience structure of the modal realm. ? This study was awardedthe... more...

  • Referential Opacity and Modal Logicby Dagfinn Follesdal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This landmark dissertation (1961) provides a systematic introduction to systems of modal logic and stands as the first presentation of what have become central ideas in philosophy of language and metaphysics, from the 'new theory of reference' and non-linguistic necessity and essentialism to 'Kripke semantics'. more...

  • Modal Logicby Nino B. Cocchiarella; Max A. Freund

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 44.99

    1. Introduction. 2. The Syntax of Modal Sentential Calculi. 4. Semantics for Logical Necessity. 5. Semantics for S5. 6. Relational World Systems. 7. Quantified Modal Logic. 8. The Semantics of Quantified Modal Logic. 9. Second-Order Modal Logic. 10. Semantics of Second-Order Modal Logic. Afterword. Bibliography. Index more...

  • Advances in Modal Logic, Volume 3by Frank Wolter; Heinrich Wansing; Maarten De Rijke; Michael Zakharyaschev

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 204.00

    Advances in Modal Logic is a unique forum for presenting the latest results and new directions of research in modal logic. The topics dealt with are of interdisciplinary interest and range from mathematical, computational, and philosophical problems to applications in knowledge representation and formal linguistics.Volume 3 presents substantial advances... more...