Description

This volume is the product of the Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and contains the text of most of the invited lectures. Divided into 15 sections, the book covers a wide range of different issues. The reader is given the opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in relevant areas other than those in which they themselves may normally specialise.

Table of Contents

Inaugural Address. Logic and philosophy in the 20th century (G.H. von Wright). Proof Theory and Categorial Logic. The Witness function method and provably recursive functions of Peano arithmetic (S.R. Buss). Some aspects of categorical logic (J. Lambek). Gentzen-type systems and Hilbert's epsilon substitution method (G.E. Mints). Admissible proof theory and beyond (M. Rathjen). Model Theory, Set Theory and Formal Systems. On the reducibility order between borel equivalence relations (A. Louveau). The core model up to a Woodin cardinal (W. Mitchell). Recursion Theory and Constructivism. Lattice embeddings into the R.E. degrees preserving 1 (K. Ambos-Spies et al.). Contributions to the history of variations of weak density in the n-R.E. degrees (M. Arslanov). Rigidity and definability in the noncomputable universe (S.B. Cooper). Logic and Computer Science. The impact of model theory on theoretical computer science (J.A. Makowsky). A decidable quantified defeasible logic (D. Nute). Philosophical Logic Non-classical logic and ontological non-commitment, avoiding abstract objects through modal operators (J.P. Burgess). Russellian propositions (J. Pelham, A. Urquhart). Accepting failure in dynamic logic (K. Segerberg). Methodology. Reliable methods (K.T. Kelly). Taking naturalism seriously (P. Maddy). Recent perspectives on simplicity and generalization (P.M. Williams). Probability, Induction and Decision Theory. Three levels of inductive inference (P. Gärdenfors). When normal and extensive form decisions differ (T. Seidenfeld). History of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. Andrei Markov and Mathematical Constructivism (N.M. Nagorny). Contributions to the history of the classical truth-definition (J. Wolenski). Ethics of Science and Technology. Notes on the value of scien

Details

No. of pages:
988
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1994
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
Print ISBN:
9780444893413
Electronic ISBN:
9780080544953

About the editors

D. Prawitz

Affiliations and Expertise

Stockholm University, Sweden

B. Skyrms

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

D. Westerståhl

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Stockholm, Sweden