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Author Englebretsen, George.

Title Something to reckon with : the logic of terms / George Englebretsen ; with a foreword by Fred Sommers.

Published Ottawa [Ont.] : University of Ottawa Press, ©1996.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xxi, 274 pages).
Series Philosophica ; 48
Collection Philosophica ; 48.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index.
Contents Foreword / Fred Sommers -- Ch. 1. The Good Old Days of the Bad Old Logic (or, Adam's Fall). Aristotle's Syllogistic. Scholastic Additions. Cartesian Interlude. Leibnizian Insights. Nineteenth-Century Algebraists -- Ch. 2. A Modern Success Story (or, Frege to the Rescue). Frege. Bradley and Ramsey Raise Some Doubts. Russell and Wittgenstein. Strawson, Geach, and Quine -- Ch. 3. Coming to Terms with Sommers. The Calculus of Terms. The Logic of Natural Language. The Truth. The Laws of Thought -- Ch. 4. It All Adds Up. Plus/Minus. Truth and What 'There' Is. A New System of Diagrams.
Summary By delving into the history and development of logic from its beginnings to the modern era, George Englebretsen rehabilitates term logic and demonstrates that an enhanced traditional logic remains a viable possibility. Taking inspiration from Fred Sommers' work, he creates an updated and fascinating version of term logic; one he believes to be just as legitimate as, and in ways superior to, the currently predominant mathematical logic.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Language and logic.
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Logic of terms
ISBN 9780776616926 (electronic bk.)
0776616927 (electronic bk.)