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Logic in Question

Talks from the Annual Sorbonne Logic Workshop (2011- 2019)



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  • Collects papers related to the annual Logic in Question workshop at Sorbonne University

  • Uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the current state and future of the field of logic

  • Provides a unique assessment of the evolution of logic through the lenses of mathematics, history, and philosophy

Part of the book series: Studies in Universal Logic (SUL)

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This contributed volume collects papers related to the Logic in Question workshop, which has taken place annually at Sorbonne University in Paris since 2011. Each year, the workshop brings together historians, philosophers, mathematicians, linguists, and computer scientists to explore questions related to the nature of logic and how it has developed over the years. As a result, chapter authors provide a thorough, interdisciplinary exploration of topics that have been studied in the workshop. Organized into three sections, the first part of the book focuses on historical questions related to logic, the second explores philosophical questions, and the third section is dedicated to mathematical discussions. Specific topics include:

• logic and analogy
• Chinese logic
• nineteenth century British logic (in particular Boole and Lewis Carroll)
• logical diagrams 
• the place and value of logic in Louis Couturat’s philosophical thinking
• contributions of logical analysis for mathematics education
• the exceptionality of logic
• the logical expressive power of natural languages
• the unification of mathematics via topos theory

Logic in Question will appeal to pure logicians, historians of logic, philosophers, linguists, and other researchers interested in the history of logic, making this volume a unique and valuable contribution to the field.


  • history of logic
  • philosophical logic
  • philosophical thinking
  • logical reasoning
  • Boolean logic

Editors and Affiliations

  • Philosophy, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Jean-Yves Béziau

  • Mathematics, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

    Jean-Pierre Desclés

  • Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

    Amirouche Moktefi

  • Laboratory of Sciences and Techniques of Information, Communication and Knowledge, University of Western Brittany, Brest, France

    Anca Christine Pascu

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Logic in Question

  • Book Subtitle: Talks from the Annual Sorbonne Logic Workshop (2011- 2019)

  • Editors: Jean-Yves Béziau, Jean-Pierre Desclés, Amirouche Moktefi, Anca Christine Pascu

  • Series Title: Studies in Universal Logic

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Cham

  • eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2297-0282

  • Series E-ISSN: 2297-0290

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 750

  • Number of Illustrations: 106 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematical Logic and Foundations, Logic, Philosophy

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USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.