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The concept of logical consequence; an introduction to philosophical logic.


The concept of logical consequence; an introduction to philosophical logic.

McKeon, Matthew W.

Peter Lang Publishing Inc


164 pages



American university studies; V: Philosophy; v.207


McKeon (philosophy, Michigan State U.) investigates the concept of logical consequences, which he takes to be a relation between a given set of sentences and the sentences that logically follow. In particular, he asks what conditions must be met in order for a sentence to be a logical consequence of others. He covers the concepts of logical consequences, set-theoretic and linguistic preliminaries, model-theoretic consequence, and deductive consequence. More detailed discussions include Tarski's characterization of the common concept of logical consequences, the syntax of M., the metaphysics of domains, and deductive system N. He has not indexed his treatise.

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Title Annotation:American university studies, V: Philosophy vol. 207
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2010
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