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, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 333–336 | Cite as

A panorama of philosophical logic

R. Ciuni, H. Wansing and C. Willkommen (eds): Recent trends in philosophical logic. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014, 209pp, 83,29€ HB
  • Costas Dimitracopoulos
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In June 2012, the conference Trends in Logic XI, whose main theme was Advances in Philosophical Logic, took place at the Ruhr University in Bochum. Eight of the invited papers were published in a special issue of the journal Studia Logica. The present volume contains fourteen papers, which the editors selected out of the contributed papers presented at the conference, in order to offer a panorama of the themes developed in philosophical logic in the last two decades or so, as well as to indicate some promising directions for further research. In what follows, we give a brief description of each contribution, following the order in the list of contents.

In the first paper, B. Armour-Garb and J.A. Woodbridge discuss a manner in which one can treat semantic pathologies, such as the Liar Paradox. According to their approach, semantically pathological sentences are s(emantically)-defective, i.e. they can be understood in a sense, but they bear no content, which we can accept or reject. The...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and History of ScienceUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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