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

ISBN-10: 3642073913

ISBN-13: 9783642073915

ISBN-10: 3662056798

ISBN-13: 9783662056790

Initially proposed as competitors of classical common sense, replacement logics became more and more very important in sciences resembling quantum physics, computing device technological know-how, and synthetic intelligence. The contributions amassed during this quantity deal with and discover the query no matter if the use of common sense within the sciences, specially in smooth physics, calls for a deviation from classical mathematical good judgment. The articles within the first a part of the booklet set the scene by means of describing the context and the obstacle while making use of good judgment in technological know-how. partly II the authors provide numerous logics that deviate in several methods from classical logics. The twelve papers partly III examine intimately particular facets corresponding to quantum common sense, quantum computation, computer-science issues, praxic common sense, and quantum chance. lots of the contributions are revised and partly prolonged types of papers offered at a convention of an identical identify of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences held on the Internationales Forschungszentrum Salzburg in may well 1999. Others were further to accomplish the image of contemporary examine in replacement logics as they've been constructed for purposes within the sciences.

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Agazzi (Reidel, Dordrecht 1981) pp. 353-375 9. S. Haalc Philosophy of Logic (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1978) 10. F. Klein: Veryleichende Betrachtungen iiber neuere geometrische Forschungen (Deichert, Erlangen 1872) 11. J. Lukasiewicz: Aristotles's Syllogistic from the Standpoint of Modern Formal Logic. 2nd edn. (Oxford University Press, Oxferd 1957) 12. H. Poincare: La science et l'hypothese (Flammarion, Paris 1902) 13. T. Skolem: 'Begriindung der elementaren Arithmetik durch die rekurrierende Denkweise ohne Anwendung scheinbarer Veriinderlichen mit unendlichem Ausdehnungsbereich'.

Lewis). This discussion exemplifies very well how certain logical systems have been created in order to make explicit and controllable some rational arguments applied in the context of scientific research (and even according to different goals pursued in this research), and how they had to challenge several problems of a genuine formal logical nature. 18 Evandro Agazzi thinking of thoughts or senses (since thoughts are not the "content" of thinking, but simply thinking in act). Hence, we must say that thought cannot be thought of nothing, and by this we underline that intentional nature of thought that has been analyzed several times by past and contemporary philosophical schools.

For instance 2 + 2 = 5. There is vague and true knowledge. For instance, it is true that two objects may have different essences. But the concept of "essence" is vague. How many distinctive traits must an essence have to be different from another one? One, two, ten, ... one hundred? The reply is that it depends on the level of abstraction in which the object is situated. But what precisely is the meaning of the abstraction level? The concepts we have referred to, are vague, and cannot be analyzed with the resources of classical set theory and its corresponding classical logic.

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