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TitleCollected Papers of Stig Kanger with Essays on his Life and Work [electronic resource] : Vol. I / edited by Ghita Holmstrรถm-Hintikka, Sten Lindstrรถm, Rysiek Sliwinski
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript XIV, 305 p. online resource


Stig Kanger (1924-1988) made important contributions to logic and formal philosophy. Kanger's dissertation Provability in Logic, 1957, contained significant results in proof theory as well as the first fully worked out model-theoretic interpretation of quantified modal logic. It is generally accepted nowadays that Kanger was one of the originators of possible worlds semantics for modal logic. Kanger's most original achievements were in the areas of general proof theory, the semantics of modal and deontic logic, and the logical analysis of the concept of rights. He also contributed to action theory, preference logic, and the theory of measurement. This is the first of two volumes dedicated to the work of Stig Kanger. The present volume is a complete collection of Kanger's philosophical papers. The second volume contains critical essays on Kanger's work, as well as biographical essays on Kanger written by colleagues and friends


Pure Logic -- A Note on Partial Postulate Sets for Propositional Logic -- Provability in Logic -- The Morning Star Paradox -- A Note on Quantification and Modalities -- On the Characterization of Modalities -- A Simplified Proof Method for Elementary Logic -- Equivalent Theories -- An Algebraic Logic Calculus -- Equational Calculi and Automatic Demonstration -- Entailment -- The Paradox of the Unexpected Hanging, Regained Again -- Applied Logic: Obligations, Rights And Action -- New Foundations for Ethical Theory -- Rights and Parliamentarism -- Law and Logic -- Some Aspects on the Concept of Influence -- On Realization of Human Rights -- Unavoidability -- Unavoidability. Appendix -- Applied Logic: Preference And Choice -- Preference Logic -- A Note on Preference-Logic -- Choice and Modality -- Choice Based on Preference -- Decision by Democratic Procedure -- Philosophy Of Science -- Measurement: An Essay in Philosophy of Science -- The Notion of a Phoneme -- Published Writings of Stig Kanger -- Index of Names

Mathematics Logic Political science Mathematical logic Mathematics Mathematical Logic and Foundations Logic Philosophy of Law


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