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'What Grayling's book aims to introduce its readers to is nothing less than ... the most distinctive preoccupation of twentieth-century English-speaking philosophy: its belief in the central importance of philosophical logic ... In supplying a rationalised account of the main twists and turns taken by this dominant trend ... Grayling has succeeded admirably.' Crispin Wright 'What Grayling's book aims to introduce its readers to is nothing less than ... the most distinctive preoccupation of twentieth-century English-speaking philosophy: its belief in the central importance of philosophical logic ... In supplying a rationalised account of the main twists and turns taken by this dominant trend ... Grayling has succeeded admirably.' Crispin Wright, Times Higher Education Supplement An Introduction to Philosophical Logic is a popular mainstay among students taking courses in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language. Covering some of the most central topics in philosophy --- the proposition, theories of truth, existence, meaning and reference, realism and anti-realism --- it aims to be an accessible guide to philosophical logic. This new edition keeps the same successful format, with each chapter providing a self-contained introduction to the topic it discusses, rewritten to include updated information. The author has also revised his concluding chapter and completely updated the bibliography. A. C. Grayling The author is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and a Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. His other publications include Philosophy 2 (1998), Moral Values (1998), Russell (1996), Philosophy 1 (1995), Wittgenstein (1988), Berkeley: The Central Arguments (1986), and The Refutation of Scepticism (1985).


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'What Grayling's book aims to introduce its readers to is nothing less than ... the most distinctive preoccupation of twentieth-century English-speaking philosophy: its belief in the central importance of philosophical logic ... In supplying a rationalised account of the main twists and turns taken by this dominant trend ... Grayling has succeeded admirably.' Crispin Wright 'What Grayling's book aims to introduce its readers to is nothing less than ... the most distinctive preoccupation of twentieth-century English-speaking philosophy: its belief in the central importance of philosophical logic ... In supplying a rationalised account of the main twists and turns taken by this dominant trend ... Grayling has succeeded admirably.' Crispin Wright, Times Higher Education Supplement An Introduction to Philosophical Logic is a popular mainstay among students taking courses in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language. Covering some of the most central topics in philosophy --- the proposition, theories of truth, existence, meaning and reference, realism and anti-realism --- it aims to be an accessible guide to philosophical logic. This new edition keeps the same successful format, with each chapter providing a self-contained introduction to the topic it discusses, rewritten to include updated information. The author has also revised his concluding chapter and completely updated the bibliography. A. C. Grayling The author is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and a Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. His other publications include Philosophy 2 (1998), Moral Values (1998), Russell (1996), Philosophy 1 (1995), Wittgenstein (1988), Berkeley: The Central Arguments (1986), and The Refutation of Scepticism (1985).

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Luther Wilson

    This book covers many areas which are central to analytic philosophy and which a beginner such as myself needs to be aware of. To quote the introduction, "...This has the concomitant virtue of familiarizing the neomath with who said what, why, and where." (Did he say "neomath"?) Anyway here's the chapter list: 1.) Philosophical Logic, the Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy and Logic 2.) The Proposition 3.) Necessity, Analyticity, and the A Priori 4.) Existence, Presuppositions, and Descriptions 5.) Truth This book covers many areas which are central to analytic philosophy and which a beginner such as myself needs to be aware of. To quote the introduction, "...This has the concomitant virtue of familiarizing the neomath with who said what, why, and where." (Did he say "neomath"?) Anyway here's the chapter list: 1.) Philosophical Logic, the Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy and Logic 2.) The Proposition 3.) Necessity, Analyticity, and the A Priori 4.) Existence, Presuppositions, and Descriptions 5.) Truth: The Pragmatic, Coherence, and Correspondence Theories 6.) Truth: Semantics, Deflation, Indefinability and Evalutation 7.) Meaning, Reference, Verification and Use 8.) Truth, Meaning, Realism, and Anti-realism 9.) Realism, Anti-realism, Idealism, Relativism I found that as promised, this book introduced me to ideas and people that I need to learn about, in order to pursue reading "analytic" philosophy. From here, I've moved on to Hilary Putnam...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    I find this a solid articulate book aimed at beginners or "new swimmers." It provides worthwhile tour of analytic philosophy. It's the third time I've read it. As a newbie philosopher every time it's an enjoyable formalization of my thoughts. There are some things I don't use often and I find the book is a good refresher. It helps too, to read exceptional writing. and this book is organized and written clearly. I think it's a worthwhile read for anyone. But it could be dense for absolute first com I find this a solid articulate book aimed at beginners or "new swimmers." It provides worthwhile tour of analytic philosophy. It's the third time I've read it. As a newbie philosopher every time it's an enjoyable formalization of my thoughts. There are some things I don't use often and I find the book is a good refresher. It helps too, to read exceptional writing. and this book is organized and written clearly. I think it's a worthwhile read for anyone. But it could be dense for absolute first comers to philosophy. Stick it out, it's worth it.

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