Series: Handbook of the History of Logic

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. The Handbook is the first work in English in which the history of logic is presented so extensively. 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. The Handbook of the History of Logic will be necessary reading for 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.
Logic: A History of its Central Concepts

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Volume 11. Logic: A History of its Central Concepts

Published: 11th October 2012 Editors: Francis Pelletier John Woods Dov M. Gabbay

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.

Additional volumes


Volume 10. Inductive Logic

Published: 5th May 2011 Editors: John Woods Dov M. Gabbay

Volume 9. Computational Logic

Published: 28th November 2014 Editors: John Woods Jörg Siekmann Dov M. Gabbay

Volume 8. The Many Valued and Nonmonotonic Turn in Logic

Published: 6th July 2007 Editors: John Woods Dov M. Gabbay

Volume 7. Logic and the Modalities in the Twentieth Century

Published: 10th May 2006 Editors: John Woods Dov M. Gabbay

Volume 6. Sets and Extensions in the Twentieth Century

Published: 24th January 2012

Volume 5. Logic from Russell to Church

Published: 26th May 2009 Editors: John Woods Dov M. Gabbay

Volume 4. British Logic in the Nineteenth Century

Published: 25th January 2008 Editors: John Woods Dov M. Gabbay

Volume 3. The Rise of Modern Logic: from Leibniz to Frege

Published: 8th March 2004 Editors: John Woods Dov M. Gabbay

Volume 2. Mediaeval and Renaissance Logic

Published: 12th February 2008 Editors: John Woods Dov M. Gabbay

Volume 1. Greek, Indian and Arabic Logic

Published: 6th February 2004 Editors: John Woods Dov M. Gabbay