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Title Nuel Belnap on indeterminism and free action / edited by Thomas Muller.

Published Cham : Springer 2014.


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Physical description 1 online resource (410 pages) : 42 black & white illustrations.
Series Outstanding contributions to logic ; volume 2
Outstanding contributions to logic ; v.2.
Contents Introduction: The many branches of Belnaps knowledge; Mller, Thomas -- Decisions in branching time; Bartha; Paul -- Internalizing case-relative truth in CIFOL+; Belnap, Nuel -- A stit Logic Analysis of Morally Lucky and Legally Lucky Action Outcomes; Broersen, Jan -- Worlds Enough, and Time: Musings on Foundations; Brown, Mark -- Open Futures in the Foundations of Propositional Logic; Garson, James W -- On Saying What Will Be; Green, Mitchell -- The Intelligibility Question For Free Will: Agency, Choice And Branching Time; Kane, Robert -- What William of Ockham and Luis de Molina would have said to Nuel Belnap: A Discussion of some Arguments Against The Thin Red Line; hrstrm, Peter -- Branching for general relativists; Placek, Tomasz -- Some examples formulated in a ̀seeing to it that' logic: Illustrations, observations, problems; Sergot, Marek -- In Retrospect: Can BST models be reinterpreted for what decisions, speciation events and ontogeny might have in common?; Strobach, Niko -- Theory of Possible Ancestry in the Style of Nuel Belnaps Branching Space-Time; Pleitz, Martin and Strobach, Niko.-Connecting Logics of Choice and Change; van Benthem, Johan and Pacuit, Eric -- Intentionality and Minimal Rationality in the Logic of Action; Vanderveken; Daniel -- Group Strategies and Independence; Xu, Ming -- Interview with Nuel Belnap.
Summary This volume seeks to further the use of formal methods in clarifying one of the central problems of philosophy: that of our free human agency and its place in our indeterministic world. It celebrates the important contributions made in this area by Nuel Belnap, American logician and philosopher. Philosophically, indeterminism and free action can seem far apart, but in Belnaps work, they are intimately linked. This book explores their philosophical interconnectedness through a selection of original research papers that build forth on Belnaps logical and philosophical work. Some contributions take the form of critical discussions of Belnap's published work, some develop points made in his publications in new directions, and others provide additional insights on the topics of indeterminism and free action. In Nuel Belnaps work on indeterminism and free action, three formal frameworks figure prominently: the simple branching histories framework known as "branching time;" its relativistic spatio-temporal extension, branching space-times; and the seeing to it that (stit) logic of agency. As those frameworks provide the formal background for the contributed papers, the volume introduction gives an overview of the current state of their development. It also introduces case-intensional first order logic (CIFOL), a general intensional logic offering resources for a first-order extension of the mentioned frameworks and a recent research focus of Belnaps. The volume also contains an extended biographical interview with Nuel Belnap.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author M赬ler, Thomas, 1961-, editor of compilation.
Subject Belnap, Nuel D., 1930-
Free will and determinism.
Philosophy, American -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319017549 (electronic bk.)
3319017543 (electronic bk.)
3319017535 (print)
9783319017532 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-01754-9