The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic

The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic

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somewhat like Henkin's nonstandard interpretation of higher-order logics, while the right semantics [or logical modalities is an analogue to the standard of type theory in Henkin's sense. interpretation Another possibility would be to follow W.V. Quine's advice to give up logi cal modalities as being beyond repair. Or we could also try to develop a logic of conceptual possibility, restricting the range of our qpossible worldsq to those compatible with the transcendental presuppositions of our own conceptual sys tem. This looks in fact like one of the most interesting possible theories I have dreamt of developing but undoubtedly never will. Its kinship with Kant's way of thinking should be obvious. Besides putting the entire enterprise of possible-worlds semantics into a perspective, we can also see that the actual history of possible-worlds seman tics is more complicated than it might first appear to be. For the standard in terpretation of modal logics has reared its beautiful head repeatedly in the writings of Stig Kanger, Richard Montague the pre-Montague-semantics theorist, and Nino Cocchiarella.... 75, 206, 211-212 situation semantics vs. possible-worlds semantics, 205-207 small worlds, 205, 212 Socratic questioning, 215 speech-act, 1 14 stability and the ... questions and answers, xvi, 18, 21, 144, 230 questions and answers, as discourse phenomena, ISO, 222 questions and answers, logic of, 29, 75 questions, complex, 219 questions, logical structure of, 216 quotation, 192 range of attention, anbsp;...

Title:The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic
Author:Jaakko Hintikka, Merrill B.P. Hintikka
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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