Applications of Formal Philosophy

The Road Less Travelled

  • Rafał Urbaniak
  • Gillman Payette

Part of the Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning book series (LARI, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Gillman Payette, Rafal Urbaniak
    Pages 1-3
  3. Human Affairs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Luís Moniz Pereira, Ari Saptawijaya
      Pages 25-53
    3. Peter C. Stone, Koji Kagotani
      Pages 55-71
    4. Clayton Peterson
      Pages 73-112
  4. Epistemology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Kit Patrick, Kate Hodesdon
      Pages 139-168
    3. Massimiliano Carrara, Daniele Chiffi, Davide Sergio
      Pages 195-209
  5. Closer to the Core

About this book


This book features mathematical and formal philosophers’ efforts to understand philosophical questions using mathematical techniques. It offers a collection of works from leading researchers in the area, who discuss some of the most fascinating ways formal methods are now being applied. It covers topics such as: the uses of probable and statistical reasoning, rational choice theory, reasoning in the environmental sciences, reasoning about laws and changes of rules, and reasoning about collective decision procedures as well as about action. Utilizing mathematical techniques has been very fruitful in the traditional domains of formal philosophy – logic, philosophy of mathematics and metaphysics – while formal philosophy is simultaneously branching out into other areas in philosophy and the social sciences. These areas particularly include ethics, political science, and the methodology of the natural and social sciences. Reasoning about legal rules, collective decision-making procedures, and rational choices are of interest to all those engaged in legal theory, political science and economics. Statistical reasoning is also of interest to political scientists and economists.


Climate Models, Calibration and Confirmation Defeasible Methods Logic in Group Decisions Mathematical Philosophy Moral Responsibility for Collective Outcomes Trends in Logic

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafał Urbaniak
    • 1
  • Gillman Payette
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, University of Gdansk, Poland and Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent University,GhentBelgium
  2. 2.Dalhousie University HalifaxCanada

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