Logic: A History of its Central Concepts

Edited by

  • Dov M. Gabbay, King's College London, UK
  • Francis Pelletier, University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University
  • John Woods, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

The Handbook of the History of Logic is a multi-volume research instrument that brings to the development of logic the best in modern techniques of historical and interpretative scholarship. It is the first work in English in which the history of logic is presented so extensively. The volumes are numerous and large. Authors have been given considerable latitude to produce chapters of a length, and a level of detail, that would lay fair claim on the ambitions of the project to be a definitive research work. Authors have been carefully selected with this aim in mind. They and the Editors join in the conviction that a knowledge of the history of logic is nothing but beneficial to the subject's present-day research programmes. One of the attractions of the Handbook's several volumes is the emphasis they give to the enduring relevance of developments in logic throughout the ages, including some of the earliest manifestations of the subject.
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Researchers, and graduate and senior undergraduate students in logic in all its forms, argumentation theory, AI and computer science, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, linguistics, forensics, philosophy and the philosophy and the history of philosophy, and the history of ideas.


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52937-4

Table of Contents

1. History of the Consequence Relation, by Greg Restall and Conrad Asmus
2. A History of the Quantification, by Daniel Bonevac
3. A Brief History of Negation, by J. L. Speranza and Laurence R. Horn
4. A History of the Connectives, by Daniel Bonevac and Josh Dever
5. History of Truth-Values, by Jean-Yves Béziau
6. Traditions of  Modalities, by Simo Knuuttila
7. Natural Deduction, by Jeff Pelletier and Allen Hazen
8. History of Connexivity, by Storrs McCall
9. History of Types, by Fairouz Kamareddine, Twan Laan and Rob Nederpelt
10. History of the Fallacies, by John Woods
11. History of Logic-Diagrams, by Amirouche Moktefi and Sun-Joo Shin