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Modality (Logic)

  • Handbook of Modal Logicby Patrick Blackburn; Johan F.A.K. van Benthem; Frank Wolter

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 290.00

    The Handbook of Modal Logic contains 20 articles, which collectively introduce contemporary modal logic, survey current research, and indicate the way in which the field is developing. The articles survey the field from a wide variety of perspectives: the underling theory is explored in depth, modern computational approaches are treated, and six major... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Intensional and higher-order modal logicby Daniel Gallin

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 235.00

    Intensional and higher-order modal logic 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...

  • Many-Dimensional Modal Logicsby A. Kurucz; F. Wolter; M. Zakharyaschev; Dov M. Gabbay

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 220.00

    Modal logics, originally conceived in philosophy, have recently found many applications in computer science, artificial intelligence, the foundations of mathematics, linguistics and other disciplines. Celebrated for their good computational behaviour, modal logics are used as effective formalisms for talking about time, space, knowledge, beliefs, actions,... 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...