A logical Approach to Philosophy

Essays in Honour of Graham Solomon

  • David Devidi
  • Tim Kenyon

Part of the The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David DeVidi, Tim Kenyon
    Pages 1-21
  3. Stewart Shapiro
    Pages 22-35
  4. A. P. Hazen
    Pages 128-150
  5. Graham Solomon, David DeVidi
    Pages 151-168
  6. Stephen Read
    Pages 193-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 210-227

About this book

Introduction

The papers in this collection are united by an approach to philosophy. They illustrate the manifold contributions that logic makes to philosophical progress, both by the application of formal methods to traditional philosophical problems and by opening up new avenues of inquiry as philosophers sort out the implications of new and often surprising technical results. Contributions include new technical results rich with philosophical significance for contemporary metaphysics, attempts to diagnose the philosophical significance of some recent technical results, philosophically motivated proposals for new approaches to negation, investigations in the history and philosophy of logic, and contributions to epistemology and philosophy of science that make essential use of logical techniques and results.   Where the work is formal, the motives are obviously philosophical, not merely mathematical.  Where the work is less formal, it is deeply informed by the relevant formal material.  The volume includes contributions from some of the most interesting philosophers now working in philosophical logic, philosophy of logic, epistemology and metaphysics.

Keywords

Philosophy of Science epistemology logic metaphysics philosophy science set theory

Editors and affiliations

  • David Devidi
    • 1
  • Tim Kenyon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4054-7
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3533-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4054-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-659X
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