© 1981

Modern Logic — A Survey

Historical, Philosophical and Mathematical Aspects of Modern Logic and its Applications

  • Evandro Agazzi

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 149)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Pure Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Kurt Schütte
      Pages 37-43
    3. Angus Macintyre
      Pages 45-65
    4. G. Kreisel
      Pages 67-91
    5. Jon Barwise
      Pages 93-112
    6. A. Rose
      Pages 113-129
    7. Nuel D. Belnap Jr.
      Pages 131-151
  4. The Interplay Between Logic and Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Gaisi Takeuti
      Pages 167-171
    3. Hans Hermes
      Pages 173-195
    4. Jens Erik Fenstad
      Pages 223-233
    5. Gonzalo E. Reyes
      Pages 235-252
  5. The Relevance of Logic to other Scientific Disciplines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253

About this book


Logic has attained in our century a development incomparably greater than in any past age of its long history, and this has led to such an enrichment and proliferation of its aspects, that the problem of some kind of unified recom­ prehension of this discipline seems nowadays unavoidable. This splitting into several subdomains is the natural consequence of the fact that Logic has intended to adopt in our century the status of a science. This always implies that the general optics, under which a certain set of problems used to be con­ sidered, breaks into a lot of specialized sectors of inquiry, each of them being characterized by the introduction of specific viewpoints and of technical tools of its own. The first impression, that often accompanies the creation of one of such specialized branches in a diSCipline, is that one has succeeded in isolating the 'scientific core' of it, by restricting the somehow vague and redundant generality of its original 'philosophical' configuration. But, after a while, it appears that some of the discarded aspects are indeed important and a new specialized domain of investigation is created to explore them. By follOwing this procedure, one finally finds himself confronted with such a variety of independent fields of research, that one wonders whether the fact of labelling them under a common denomination be nothing but the contingent effect of a pure historical tradition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Evandro Agazzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PhilosophyUniversity of GenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modern Logic — A Survey
  • Book Subtitle Historical, Philosophical and Mathematical Aspects of Modern Logic and its Applications
  • Editors E. Agazzi
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1137-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-9058-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9056-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 483
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
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