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The Many-valued and Nonmonotonic Turn in Logic

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D. M. Gabbay (Editor), J. Woods (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBurlington : Elsevier
Number of pages691
ISBN (Print)9780444516237
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameHandbook of the History of Logic

King's Authors


The present volume of the Handbook of the History of Logic brings together two of the most important developments in 20th century non-classical logic. These are many-valuedness and non-monotonicity. On the one approach, in deference to vagueness, temporal or quantum indeterminacy or reference-failure, sentences that are classically non-bivalent are allowed as inputs and outputs to consequence relations. Many-valued, dialetheic, fuzzy and quantum logics are, among other things, principled attempts to regulate the flow-through of sentences that are neither true nor false. On the second, or non-m.

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