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    Fuzzy Thinking by Kosco, Bart

    Melbourne: TSP. 1994. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations. 318 pages . Reprint. Trade Paperback.



    On the Syllogism and Other Logical Writings by De Morgan, Augustus

    New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1966. First edition. Cloth. A very good crisp clean and unread exlib copy with the usual markings in a like dust jacket.. xxxi, 355 pp. 8vo. Edited with intro by Peter Heath. A collection of the works (other than "Formal Logic") of Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871) British mathematician and one of the founders of modern mathematical logic.



    Logic. Volume 1 of Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences by Ruge, Arnold, et al

    London: Macmillan, 1913. Hardcover. Good +. 1st edition in english. Translated by B. E[thel] Meyer. 8vo, 268pp. Orig. navy pebbled cloth, gilt title slt. dull, chipped top of spine.



    The Scientific World-Perspective and Other Essays, 1931-1963 by Giedymin, Jerzy Giedymin, Jerzy

    Holland / Boston: D. Reidel Publishing Co, 1978. Hardcover. Good+/None. Synthese Library, Vol. 108 Giedymin, J. Blue cloth boards, blind stamped with publisher's logo and border on front, with gilt titling on spine; two scratches on front cover. Pastedowns have scars where book plate was removed, no other evidence of ex-library. Interior unmarked. First 30 pgs. a little bent at top corner. Binding is tight. 8vo. BOOK INFO: In the present volume English-speaking readers will find, for the first time, a sizeable collection of the articles of one of the most original and distinguished of Poland's philosophers of the present century, Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (1890-1963). To be sure, Ajdukiewicz was a philosopher-logician from the beginning of his career. His first work of some importance, a monograph entitled From the Methodology of the Deductive Sciences (1921 post-dated; two abstracts published in 1919/20) exhibited two features which were to become characteristic of the style of his later philosophy: On the one hand the monograph was the result of Ajdukiewicz's deep interest in the systems of modern logic, the foundations of mathematics, in the properties of deductive systems and their relevance to philosophy; on the other hand the monograph was an attempt at developing an 'understanding methodology' (in the sense of Gennan 'Verstehende Methodologie') of deductive sciences, i. e. a pragmatic study of axiomatic systems which would supplement purely formal investigations of those systems. The former made him a close ally of logical empiricists; the latter was rooted in the hermeneutic tradition of the second half of the 19th century (Dilthey) which spilled over into the 20th century (Spranger) and which was not cherished at all by logical empiricists. Includes bibliography of Ajdukiewicz's works, names index, subject index, list of the Synthese Library publications. Knowledge, Theory of, Logic, Symbolic and mathematical, Language and languages--Philosophy; Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz


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    The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation by Nagel, Ernest

    Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. The author discusses primarily the nature of scientific explanations; their logical structures, their mutual relations, their functions in enquiry and the devices for systematising knowledge. He has avoided highly formalised presentations of analysis and the use of the symbolic notation of modern logic. second-hand copy, some small scratches to the rear panel, internally clean, free of any annotation apart from previous owners name at the top left of the 1st page and a quarter-inch care at the top right of the same. This is the 1st Soft cover Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Logic; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0710005458. ISBN/EAN: 9780710005458. Inventory No: 0278744. . 9780710005458



    Modal Logic and Its Applications [Dedication Copy] by Snyder, Donald Paul (inscribed/signed to David Rubinstein, to whom the book is dedicated)

    New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1971. This is a DEDICATION COPY -- INSCRIBED to David Rubinstein (to whom the book is dedicated) and SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the dedication page. The printed dedication in the book is to David Rubinstein, as well as two more of the author's mentors; i.e. Carl A. Eisdorfer and John H. Wilms. Below the printed dedication, the author has written: "To David Rubinstein -- More evidence to disconfirm the myth -- Gratefully, Paul." Very Good+ condition. Square and tight. Sharp corners. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. First printing, with complete number row (87654321) on the copyright page. Bound in the original black cloth, lettered in gold on the spine and front cover. From the preface: "This book is addressed to philosophers and students of philosophy who want to use formal logic as a tool of their trade. It presupposes only the familiarity with truth-functions and quantifiers that is gained in a one-semester introduction to symbolic logic. It is designed to present in as clear and straightforward a way as possible a set of techniques for manipulating formal systems of modal logic and the related interpretative devices, and for developing further systems of modal logic to meet specific contextual needs.". INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the AUTHOR. First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+ condition/No jacket, as issued. 8vo. xiv, 335pp.



    Logic by Robert Baum

    1995-02-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    Logic by Robert Baum

    1975-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    Logic (Foundation of Philosophy Series) by Wesley C Salmon

    U.S.A.: Prentice Hall, 1964. Book. Good. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some shelf wear/rubbing to the cover surface and edges and some light marking of its surface. A light tan and some foxing (spotting) to the page edges, mainly on the top. Otherwise in good condition. The rest of the pages are extremely clean and bright, the book is still tight and there are no inscriptions or notations. All my books are carefully packed and I make every effort to despatch orders the same day. If you have any questions regarding this book please do not hesitate to ask. A photograph of the actual book is readily available upon request..



    Logic (Foundations of Philosophy) by Wesley C. Salmon

    1973-05-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY A Modern Introduction by Kahane, Howard

    Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co. 1978. Third Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. 0534005551 . Very Good in boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 419 pages; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .



    Wittgensteinianism and Religion (Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers, Volume 18, No. 4: October 2001). by William Hasker, [Editor]

    Wilmore, KY Department of Philosophy, Asbury College, 2001. Paperback Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the lower front corner; a couple of small, faint spots at the rear panel; Address label at rear panel; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 117pp. D.Z. Phillips [Advisory Editor]. Essays by Rush Rhees, Peter Winch, Lars Hertzberg, M. Jamie Ferreira, John H. Whittaker, D.Z. Phillips and N.K. Verbin. Paperback.



    La Logique ou l'Art de Penser: Contenant Outre les Regles Communes Plusieurs Observations Nouvelles,; Propres a Former le Jugement by [ARNAULD Antoine & NICOLE Pierre]

    Lyons: Mathieu Liberal, 1684. hardcover. very good. Woodcut design on title page. 473, (7) pages. Thick 12mo, full calf, gilt spine (rubbed). Lyons: Mathieu Liberal, 1684. Revised and augmented. Very good. Drips of what looks to be sealing wax on endpapers. Old bookseller's label on front attached endpaper. Small oval abrasion though leather down to board on back cover.



    The Philosophy of Mind. by V.C. Chappell [Editor]

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall, 1962. Paperback First Edition; later printing. Five pages show INK MARGINALIA, and one of those pages shows UNDERLINING IN INK. Else, Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 178pp. Essays by B.A. Farrell, John Wisdom, D.W. Hamlyn, Norman Malcolm, U.T. Price, Errol Bedford, P.F. Strawson, Paul Ziff, and J.J.C. Smart. First Edition; later printing. Textbook Paperback.



    On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference" in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 160, 1870, pp. 497-518 by Jevons, William Stanley

    COMPLETE, FULL VOLUME FIRST EDITION & "FIRST PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION" OF [JEVONS'] LOGIC MACHINE, often called a 'logical piano' because of its resemblance to that instrument" (The Origins of Cyberspace, 137). Jevons' machine was the first logic machine with enough power to solve complicated problems with superhuman speed" - in other words, faster than could a human being. In 1866, William Stanley Jevons, an English economist and logician, was appointed Professor of Logic and Mental and Moral Philosophy at Owens College, Manchester. As did many other logicians of the 19th century, Jevons wanted to elucidate clear links between mathematics and logic. He was particularly drawn toward developing the ways in which logical problems could be resolved by just repeatedly applying simple, mechanical rules. It was during this time that a principle of reasoning dawned on him that he expressed as follows: "Whatever is true of a thing is true of its like" (Jevons, Elementary Lessons on Logic). The realization galvanized Jevons into action. Inspired by Boole's established formal rules of logic and Babbage's mechanical calculating machine, Jevons was able, in 1870, to take "the last steps towards mechanization of logic deduction" with the machine he devised (Amblard, A Finite State Description of the Earliest Logical Computer, 1). Jevons began with the hope of constructing "a logical abacus as a device capable of performing logical inference in the way similar to that as the arithmetic abacus is used for calculations" (Stankovic, From Boolean Logic, 74). Basically, he wanted to build a mechanical device that would implement automated deduction - a "labor-saving device that required only the addition of keys, levers, and pulleys to become a logic machine... "In appearance the machine resembles a miniature upright piano. On the face of the piano are openings through which one can see letters representing the 16 possible combinations of four logical terms and their negatives. The keys at the bottom are used to introduce the terms of a logical equation. This action automatically eliminates from the face of the machine all combinations of terms which are inconsistent with the proposition just fed to the machine. After all premises have been fed to the device, its face is then examined to determine what conclusions can be drawn" (Lee, Computer Pioneers, 401). The original plans for Jevons' machine have been lost to history, but this paper is his first description of the construction and is very detailed; it is also accompanied by three copperplate engravings mapping the interior of the machine's construction. Jevons' original machine can still be seen today at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford. It should be noted that "Jevons' fame as the inventor of the logic machine has tended to obscure the important role he played in the history of both deductive and inductive logic. He was one of the pioneers of modern symbolic logic) (Lee, 400). CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1860, 160, 1861. London: Taylor and Francis, Printers to the Royal Society (11.5 x 9.25 inches; 288 x 231mm). [12], 12, [1], 608, [5]. 52 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Small ex-libris blindstamp and penciled notation on the title page; closed tears at the edges of some pages. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occasional light toning and foxing. Very good condition.



    Formal logic by Prior, Arthur N

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962. 2nd Edition, 1963 Reprint. Hardcover. Good/None. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt titling on spine. Page edges dustdulled and toned with age. Interior unmarked. Binding sound. BOOK INFO: Contents in three parts: The Classical Propositional and Functional Calculi; The Traditional Logic of Terms; and Modal, Three-Valued, and Extensional Systems. Includes index. Logic



    The Elements of Logic by Stephen F. Barker

    1988-06-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    Husserl and Realism in Logic and Mathematics by Tragesser, Robert S

    Camridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1984. Paperback. Good/None. Modern European Philosophy Series Cream, glossy softcover with brown and red titling on front and spine; spine toned with age, and bottom front edge gently bumped in 2 places. Spine uncreased. Binding tight. Page edges toned with age. Interior unmarked. Ships from US. 8vo. BOOK INFO: Mathematics and logic present crucial cases in deciding whether the world is of our making or whether some form of realism is true. Edmund Husserl, who was initially a mathematician, discusses this general question extensively, but although his views influenced the Dutch intuitionists and were taken very seriously by Gödel, they have not been widely appreciated among analytical philosophers. In this book Robert Tragesser sets out to determine the conditions under which a realist ontology of mathematics and logic might be justified, taking as his starting point Husserl's treatment of these metaphysical problems. He does not aim primarily at an exposition of Husserl's phenomenology, although many of the central claims of phenomenology are clarified here. Rather he exploits its ideas and methods to show how they can contribute to answering Michael Dummet's question 'Realism or Anti-Realism?'. In doing so he makes a challenging and provocative contribution to the debate. (from the publisher) Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938; Godel; metaphysics; phenomenology; Michael Dummet


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    The Liar; An Essay on Truth and Circularity by Barwise, Jon

    Oxford University Press, New York, 1989. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Bringing together powerful new tools from set theory and the philosophy of language, this book proposes a solution to one of the few unresolved paradoxes from antiquity, the Paradox of the Liar. Treating truth as a property of propositions, not sentences, the authors model two distinct conceptions of propositions: one based on the standard notion used by Bertrand Russell, among others, and the other based on J.L. Austin's work on truth. Comparing these two accounts, the authors show that while the Russellian conception of the relation between sentences, propositions, and truth is crucially flawed in limiting cases, the Austinian perspective has fruitful applications to the analysis of semantic paradox. In the course of their study of a language admitting circular reference and containing its own truth predicate, Barwise and Etchemendy also develop a wide range of model-theoretic techniques--based on a new set-theoretic tool, Peter Aczel's theory of hypersets--that open up new avenues in logical and formal semantics. -- rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 208 pages. The Spine Has Faded from Exposure to Light. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Logic; ISBN: 0195059441. ISBN/EAN: 9780195059441. Inventory No: 0258652. . 9780195059441 Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order..



    Identity, Variables, and Impredicative Definitions" in The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 21, No. 3, Sept. 1956, pp. 225-245 AND "Vicious Circle Principle and the Paradoxes" in The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 22, No. 3, Sept. 1957, pp. 245-249 by Hintikka, K. Jaakko J

    FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS, two papers (in two separate issues), of Jaako Hintikka's systematic investigation of Wittgensteinian predicate logic (W-logic), the first ever performed. Jaakko Hintikka (1929-2015) was a Finnish philosopher known for his work in logic and epistemology. He was awarded the Rolf Schook Prize in Logic & Philosophy in 2005, "widely viewed as the Nobel of its field. He is also one of only four philosophers this century to be the subject of a volume of the Library of Living Philosophers" (The Philosophers' Magazine 40, 2008, 44). "Hintikka's development of systems of modal logic, the logic of knowledge, and game-theoretic semantics was inspired in part by the Tractatus, and in part by Wittgenstein's notion of a language game" (Shapiro, Oxford Handbook, 114). In the Tractatus, Wittgenstein wrote: 'Identity of the object I express by identity of the sign and not by means of a sign of identity. Difference of the objects by difference of the signs.' Wittgenstein, however, only proposed the problem; he did not posit the answer. The two Hintikka papers offered here amplify Wittgenstein's elimination of identity (as enunciated in the Tractatus) by constructing a logic without identity. "Hintikka distinguishes the usual 'inclusive' reading of the variables (i.e. we are allowed to assign the same object to distinct variables) from the 'exclusive' reading, and then proves [his] key theorem: "[E]verything expressible in terms of the inclusive quantifiers and identity may also be expressed by means of the weakly exclusive quantifiers without using a special symbol for identity" (Logic Matters Portal; Hintikka 1956). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two issues in original paper wraps. [No place]: The Association for Symbolic Logic. Quarto. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Volume 21, Number 3, September 1956: Slight creasing (see photo). Bright and clean inside and out. Very good condition. Volume 21, Number 3, September 1957: Near fine condition. Bright and clean inside and out.


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    Elementary Logic; Revised Edition by Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman)

    Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. preface, 1980, preface to the revised edition, preface to the 1941 edition, introduction by author and index. Plain card cover with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. This book was first published in 1941, and is a Revised edition by the author. Quoting the rear panel blurb – who are quoting Philosophical Studies, "A masterpiece of clarity and analysis, setting forth at once briefly and comprehensively an introduction to formal logic that few can match." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 129, [1] pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges and pages slightly aged toned.. Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of age and wear.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: philosophy; Logic; ISBN: 0674244516. ISBN/EAN: 9780674244511. Inventory No: 0117587. . 9780674244511 Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order..



    The Logic of Natural Language by Sommers, Fred

    US: Oxford University Press, 1982. Hardcover. Good+/Fair+. Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy Blue cloth boards with gilt titling on spine, faded at edges. Binding tight. Page edges toned with age and lightly soiled. Interior unmarked. DJ lightly shelfworn. 8vo. BOOK INFO: A sustained argument for the virtues of a traditional, as opposed to a quantification-theoretical, analysis of the logic of natural language.... In defending and extending a neoclassical tradition against the postiions of Frege, Geach, and Dummett, the author deals in a new way with many standard topics in philosophical logic, including reference, identity, pronouns and proper names, existential import, and ontological categories. (-from the endflap) Includes index. Logic; ontological categories




    Published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1979. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Volume 2 in the series. Dark blue boards, gilt title to spine. Price-cut wrapper has mark to front panel. [S]

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