© 1974

Pragmatic Logic

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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 1-4
  3. Words, Thoughts and Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 7-15
    3. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 16-30
    4. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 31-47
    5. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 48-56
    6. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 57-84
    7. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 85-94
  4. Inference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 97-105
    3. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 106-108
    4. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 109-119
    5. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 120-181
  5. Methodological Types of Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 185-193
    3. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 194-237
    4. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 238-315
    5. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 316-376
    6. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
      Pages 377-439

About this book


When asked in 1962 on what he was working Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz replied: Several years ago Polish Scientific Publishers suggested that I pre­ pare a new edition of The Logical Foundations of Teaching, which I wrote 1 before 1939 as a contribution to The Encyclopaedia of Education. It was a small booklet covering elementary information about logical semantics and scientific methodology, information which in my opinion was necessary as a foundation of teaching and as an element of the education of any teacher. When I recently set to preparing the new edition, I rewrote practically everything, and a booklet of some 100 pages swelled into a bulky volume almost five times bigger. The issues have remained practically the same, but they are now analysed much more thoroughly and the threshold of difficulty is much higher now. The main stress has been laid on the methods used in the empirical sciences, and within that field, on the theory of measurement and the methods of statistical inference. I am now working on the last chapter of the book, concerned with explanation procedures and theory construction in the empirical sciences. When that book, which I intend to entitle Pragmatic Logic, is com­ pleted I intend to prepare for the press Vol. 2 of my minor writings, 2 Language and Cognition, which will cover some of my post-war pa­ pers.


15th century concept construction experience formal logic foundation knowledge logic notation probability proposition structure subject syntactic truth

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pragmatic Logic
  • Authors K. Ajdukiewicz
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0326-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-2111-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-2109-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 460
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published in Polish
  • Topics Logic
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