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Philosophical logic

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Philosophical logic

Philosophical logic refers to those areas of philosophy in which recognized methods of logic have traditionally been used to solve or advance the discussion of philosophical problems.[1] Among these, Sybil Wolfram highlights the study of argument, meaning and truth, while Colin McGinn presents identity, existence, predication, necessity and truth as the main topics of his book on the subject.[2]

Philosophical logic also addresses extensions and alternatives to traditional, "classical" logic known as "non-classical" logics. These receive more attention in texts such as John P. Burgess's Philosophical Logic,[3] the Blackwell Companion to Philosophical Logic,[4] or the multi-volume Handbook of Philosophical Logic[5] edited by Dov M. Gabbay and Franz Guenthner.

See also


  1. ^ Dale Jacquette, A Companion to Philosophical Logic, Wiley-Blackwell: 2002.
  2. ^ Preface to Colin McGinn, Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 (ISBN 0-19-926263-2).
  3. ^ John P. Burgess, Philosophical Logic, Princeton University Press: 2009.
  4. ^ Lou Goble (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic, Oxford: Blackwell: 2009 (ISBN 0-631-20693-0).
  5. ^

External links

  • Study Guide to Philosophical Logic and the Philosophy of Logic, an annotated selection of books at

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