© 1989

Directions in Relevant Logic

  • Jean Norman
  • Richard Sylvan

Part of the Reason and Argument book series (REAR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Routes in Relevant Logic

    1. Jean Norman, Richard Sylvan
      Pages 1-21
  3. Relevance and the Connection Requirement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Teun A. van Dijk
      Pages 25-57
    3. John E. Parks-Clifford
      Pages 59-75
    4. John Woods
      Pages 77-86
    5. Charles F. Kielkopf
      Pages 87-93
    6. Larisa Maksimova
      Pages 95-97
  4. The Grander Sweep of Relevant Logics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Richard B. Angell
      Pages 119-143
    3. Nuel D. Belnap Jr.
      Pages 145-156
    4. John Myhill
      Pages 157-165
    5. Alasdair Urquhart
      Pages 167-174
  5. Technical Investigations and Present Limitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Zane Parks, Michael Byrd
      Pages 179-184
    3. Nuel D. Belnap Jr.
      Pages 185-196

About this book


Relevance logics came of age with the one and only International Conference on relevant logics in 1974. They did not however become accepted, or easy to promulgate. In March 1981 we received most of the typescript of IN MEMORIAM: ALAN ROSS ANDERSON Proceedings of the International Conference of Relevant Logic from the original editors, Kenneth W. Collier, Ann Gasper and Robert G. Wolf of Southern Illinois University. 1 They had, most unfortunately, failed to find a publisher - not, it appears, because of overall lack of merit of the essays, but because of the expense of producing the collection, lack of institutional subsidization, and doubts of publishers as to whether an expensive collection of essays on such an esoteric, not to say deviant, subject would sell. We thought that the collection of essays was still (even after more than six years in the publishing trade limbo) well worth publishing, that the subject would remain undeservedly esoteric in North America while work on it could not find publishers (it is not so esoteric in academic circles in Continental Europe, Latin America and the Antipodes) and, quite important, that we could get the collection published, and furthermore, by resorting to local means, published comparatively cheaply. It is indeed no ordinary collection. It contains work by pioneers of the main types of broadly relevant systems, and by several of the most innovative non-classical logicians of the present flourishing logical period. We have slowly re-edited and reorganised the collection and made it camera-ready.


15th century Enzo Paci Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz grammar history history of literature identity knowledge logic present proposition semantic semantics truth truth and meaning

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Norman
    • 1
  • Richard Sylvan
    • 2
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityHawker A.C.TAustralia
  2. 2.The Australian National UniversityBungendoreAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Directions in Relevant Logic
  • Editors J. Norman
    R. Sylvan
  • Series Title Reason and Argument
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0386-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6942-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-1005-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 453
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    Mathematical Logic and Foundations
    Computer Science, general
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