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By Evandro Agazzi (auth.), Professor Dr. Paul Weingartner (eds.)

Initially proposed as competitors of classical good judgment, replacement logics became more and more very important in sciences resembling quantum physics, desktop technological know-how, and synthetic intelligence. The contributions gathered during this quantity deal with and discover the query even if using common sense within the sciences, specially in glossy physics, calls for a deviation from classical mathematical good judgment. The articles within the first a part of the publication set the scene by way of describing the context and the obstacle while making use of common sense in technology. partly II the authors provide numerous logics that deviate in numerous methods from classical logics. The twelve papers partly III examine intimately particular points akin to quantum common sense, quantum computation, computer-science concerns, praxic common sense, and quantum likelihood. many of the contributions are revised and in part prolonged types of papers awarded at a convention of a similar identify of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences held on the Internationales Forschungszentrum Salzburg in may possibly 1999. Others were additional to accomplish the image of modern study in substitute logics as they've been constructed for purposes within the sciences.

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For example, Aristotle discusses at length (in Chap. 9 of De Interpretatione) the possibility of assigning a truth-value to propositions such as "there will be tomorrow a sea-battle" (propositions referring to singular future contingent events), and comes to the conclusion that such propositions are neither true nor false (the issue has been taken up several times by posterior logicians under the classical title "de futuris contingentibus"). , 4, 17a). In spite of this he can consistently maintain that propositions regarding future contingent events are neither true nor false, because truth and falsity are properties pertaining to a judgment, in virtue of its way of expressing the "being" or "not being" of something, but it is not said that we can express such a judgment in all circumstances.

Von Wright: 'Problems and Prospects of Deontic Logic. A Survey'. In: Modern Logic. A Surveyed. by E. Agazzi (Reidel, Dordrecht 1981) pp. 399-423 Does Metaphysics Need a Non-Classical Logic? Francisco Mir6 Quesada 1 Trying to Clarify Concepts To know if metaphysics needs a nonclassical logic, we must first have a clear insight into "metaphysics" and "nonclassical logic" . Let us begin with metaphysics. From the beginning we encounter a mess of difficulties. If we focus our attention on the meaning of the term, we shall find that it is polysemic.

A Survey (Reidel, Dordrecht 1981) 2. E. ): Probability in the Sciences (Kluwer, Dordrecht 1988a) 3. E. Agazzi: 'Probability: A Composite Concept'. (1988b) In: Probability in the Sciences ed. by E. Agazzi (1988a) pp. 3-26 . 4. D. Belnap: 'Modal and Relevant Logics: 1977'. In: Modern Logic. A Survey ed. by E. Agazzi (Reidel, Dordrecht 1981) pp. 131-151 5. R. Carnap: Die logische Syntax der Sprache (1934) Engl. : 'The Logical Syntax of Language' (Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1937) 6. J. Cohen: The Implications of Induction (Methuen, London 1970) 7.

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