© 2003

Handbook of Philosophical Logic

  • D. M. Gabbay
  • F. Guenthner

Part of the Handbook of Philosophical Logic book series (HALO, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John-Jules Ch. Meyer
    Pages 1-38
  3. Graeme Forbes
    Pages 87-120
  4. Rainer Bäuerle, M. J. Cresswell
    Pages 121-141
  5. George Bealer, Uwe Mönnich
    Pages 143-248
  6. Francis Jeffry Pelletier, Lenhart K. Schubert
    Pages 249-335
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 337-348

About this book


It is with great pleasure that we are presenting to the community the second edition of this extraordinary handbook. It has been over 15 years since the publication of the first edition and there have been great changes in the landscape of philosophical logic since then. The first edition has proved invaluable to generations of students and researchers in formal philosophy and language, as weIl as to consumers of logic in many applied areas. The main logic article in the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1999 has described the first edition as 'the best starting point for exploring any of the topics in logic'. We are confident that the second edition will prove to be just as good! The first edition was the second handbook published for the logic commu­ nity. It followed the North Holland one volume Handbook 0/ Mathematical Logic, published in 1977, edited by the late Jon Barwise. The four volume Handbook 0/ Philosophical Logic, published 1983-1989 came at a fortunate temporal junction at the evolution of logic. This was the time when logic was gaining ground in computer science and artificial intelligence circles. These areas were under increasing commercial pressure to provide devices which help and/or replace the human in his daily activity. This pressure required the use of logic in the modelling of human activity and organisa­ tion on the one hand and to provide the theoretical basis for the computer program constructs on the other.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. M. Gabbay
    • 1
  • F. Guenthner
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Centrum für Informations- und SprachverarbeitungLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Philosophical Logic
  • Editors Dov M. Gabbay
    Franz Guenthner
  • Series Title Handbook of Philosophical Logic
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1644-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6431-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-4524-6
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIII, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


"The best starting point for exploring any of the topics in logic"
                                                                 Encyclopaedia Britannica