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Truth trees for propositional and predicate logic

With IFL2 (the book itself) temporarily put aside, I’m turning to the task of putting together its associated webpages. The initial effort will go into supplying  answers to the end-of-chapter exercises. This might take a little while! (Even when there is a … Continue reading → The post Truth trees for propositional and predicate logic appeared first on Logic [More]

Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of Philosophy: Re-examining the Roots and Development of Analytic Philosophy

2019.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oskari Kuusela, Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of Philosophy: Re-examining the Roots and Development of Analytic Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2019, 297pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198829751. Reviewed by David G. Stern, University of Iowa Questions about how best to understand Wittgenstein's methods have been a focus of debate in recent work on his philosophy, both early and late. One central axis of disagreement among interpreters turns on precisely this issue. "Two Wittgensteins" interpreters draw a basic distinction between the early and the later philosophy, as they hold that his methods in the Tractatus and the Philosophical Investigations are deeply different. "One Wittgenstein" interpreters, on the other hand, maintain that the early and the later Wittgenstein have a great deal in common, and that the methods of the Tractatus and the Philosophical Investigations are fundamentally similar, or even identical. Oskari Kuusela's book is an original and thought-provoking defense of a novel position in the middle ground between these... Read [More]

Causation in the Law

[New Entry by Michael Moore on October 3, 2019.] [Editor's Note: The following new entry by Michael Moore replaces the former entry on this topic by the previous authors.] In this context the basic questions concerning causation in the law are: (i) what are the criteria in law for deciding whether one [More]