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Author Jacquette, Dale.
Title Logic and how it gets that way / Dale Jacquette.
Imprint London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2014.

Author Jacquette, Dale.
Subject Logic, Modern.
Description 1 online resource (321 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction: Logic, philosophy, analysis; 1 Logical form; Concepts of logic; Logical units and reasoning chains; Deductively valid inference forms; Pragmatic formalization rationale; Formal semantics and logical metatheory; 2 Monkey raisins; An expressive limitation; Surprisingly problematic quantifications; Monkeys and raisins, craisins and kmonkeys; Implications of the paradox; Classical alternatives; Intensional solution to the expressibility problem; The monkey's tale.
3 The secret life of truth- functionsTruth- functions; Cornerstone of extensional logic; Truth- tables for all and sundry; Truth- function mysteries; Constant truth- functions; Counter- examples to extensionalism; Objections anticipated; Expanding the counter- example family; Formal standards of (non- )truth- functionality; Extensionalism beyond reason and repair; 4 Reference and identity; Identity relata; Cognitive significance of non-trivially true identity statements; Objections to Frege's identity thesis; Self- identity and designation; What's in a name?; Idea, sense and reference.
Linsky's critique of FregeIdentical sense and the extensional criterion; Intentionality of meaning; Semantics as a theory of the expression of thought; Reference's debt to identity; 5 Intensional versus extensional logic and semantics; Against the semantic grain; Referring and attributing properties to objects; Disguised definite descriptions; Problems in extensionalist reference models; Semantic oppositions idealized; Poverty of purely formal semantics; Davidson's T-schema; Purely formal semantics; Formalizing intentional meaning relations; Explanatory advantages of intensional semantics.
Slingshot arguments6 Truth; What is truth?; Truth and meaning, meaning and truth; Constitutive versus regulative truth; Frege's theory of reified truth and falsehood; Tarski's analysis of truth-conditions in formal languages; Regulative alternative to constitutive truth concepts; Positive correspondence; Truth-makers, truth-breakers; Negative states of affairs; True and false sentences; Conceivability of a null universe; 7 Logical and semantic paradoxes; Why paradoxes matter; Philosophical legacy of inconsistency; Precarious logical integrity; A. Paradoxes of conditionals.
B. Self-non-applicationsC. Grelling's paradox contra type theory; D. Inductive paradoxes in a deductive logical framework; Conclusion: Moral lessons of logic; Notes; References; Index.
Summary In this challenging and provocative analysis, Dale Jacquette argues that contemporary philosophy labours under a number of historically inherited delusions about the nature of logic and the philosophical significance of certain formal properties of specific types of logical constructions. Exposing some of the key misconceptions about formal symbolic logic and its relation to thought, language and the world, Jacquette clears the ground of some very well-entrenched philosophical doctrines about the nature of logic, including some of the most fundamental seldom-questioned parts of elementary prop.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781317546542 (electronic bk.)
1317546547 (electronic bk.)
9781317546535 (ePub ebook)
1317546539 (ePub ebook)
9781844651429 (Mobipocket ebook)
1844651428 (Mobipocket ebook)
OCLC # 891447359
Additional Format Print version: Jacquette, Dale. Logic and How it Gets That Way. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014 9781844651429

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