Truth or Consequences

Essays in Honor of Nuel Belnap

  • J. Michael Dunn
  • Anil Gupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dorothy Grover
    Pages 1-17
  3. Michael Kremer
    Pages 33-47
  4. Anil Gupta
    Pages 49-60
  5. J. Michael Dunn
    Pages 77-95
  6. Jay L. Garfield
    Pages 97-109
  7. Jon Barwise
    Pages 111-122
  8. Daniel Cohen
    Pages 123-132
  9. James W. Garson
    Pages 155-175
  10. A. P. Hazen
    Pages 177-195
  11. Virginia Klenk
    Pages 197-208
  12. Garrel Pottinger
    Pages 209-229
  13. Storrs McCall
    Pages 231-244
  14. John F. Horty
    Pages 267-281
  15. Robert L. Birmingham
    Pages 283-305
  16. Hugues Leblanc, Peter Roeper
    Pages 307-325
  17. Patrick Maher
    Pages 327-343
  18. Bas C. Van Fraassen
    Pages 345-356
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 357-378

About this book


The essays in this collection are written by students, colleagues, and friends of Nuel Belnap to honor him on his sixtieth birthday. Our original plan was to include pieces from fonner students only, but we have deviated from this ever so slightly for a variety of personal and practical reasons. Belnap's research accomplishments are numerous and well known: He has founded (together with Alan Ross Anderson) a whole branch of logic known as "relevance logic." He has made contributions of fundamental importance to the logic of questions. His work in modal logic, fonnal pragmatics, and the theory of truth has been highly influential. And the list goes on. Belnap's accomplishments as a teacher are also distinguished and well known but, by virtue of the essential privacy of the teaching relationship, not so well understood. We would like to reflect a little on what makes him such an outstanding teacher.


flat landscape logic modal logic pragmatics probability rationality reason semantic semantics subject truth

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Michael Dunn
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anil Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6791-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0681-5
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