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New Essays in Free Logic

In Honour of Karel Lambert

  • Edgar Morscher
  • Alexander Hieke

Part of the Applied Logic Series book series (APLS, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Freelogic: a Fifty-Year Past and an Open Future

    1. Edgar Morscher, Peter Simons
      Pages 1-34
  3. Names and Definite Descriptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Karel Lambert
      Pages 37-47
    3. Peter Simons
      Pages 49-65
  4. Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Wolfgang Lenzen
      Pages 117-124
  5. Semantics and Programming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Scott Lehmann
      Pages 147-155
  6. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Gyula Klima
      Pages 197-226
    3. Jacek Paśniczek
      Pages 227-236

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Karel Lambert
      Pages 239-252
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-255

About this book


Free logic - i.e., logic free of existential presuppositions in general and with respect to singular terms in particular- began to come into its own as a field of research in the 1950s. As is the case with so many developments in Western philosophy, its roots can be traced back to ancient Greek philo­ sophy. It is only during the last fifty years, however, that it has become well established as a branch of modern logic. The name of Karel Lambert is most closely connected with this development: he gave it its name and its profile as a well defined field of research. After a development of fifty years, it is time to look back and take stock while at the same time scanning for new perspectives. This is the purpose of the papers collected in this volume. The first paper is written by Karel Lambert himself who also comments on all the papers of the other authors. In an introductory essay we give a survey of the present status of and new directions in free logic.


formal logic logic modal logic semantic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Edgar Morscher
    • 1
  • Alexander Hieke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of SalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Essays in Free Logic
  • Book Subtitle In Honour of Karel Lambert
  • Editors E. Morscher
    A. Hieke
  • Series Title Applied Logic Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0216-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5915-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9761-6
  • Series ISSN 1386-2790
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 255
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters
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