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An Introduction to Paraconsistent Logics

Manuel Bremer

This book gives an overview of paraconsistent logics – that is logics which allow for inconsistency. Although allowing for inconsistency, paraconsistent logics are worth considering: Logical systems are worth considering in their own right since we can learn about very abstract structural properties of logics and the concepts employed within them such as negation, necessity and consistency. Some non-classical logics are especially of interest from a philosophical perspective since they alone offer the possibility of solving or even stating some philosophical problems. These introductory lectures argue from a philosophical perspective that some paraconsistent logics are of interest or even the best candidates for dealing with specific philosophical problems. Although logic is seen from the point of view of its philosophical use, various formal systems are described, compared and employed.
The Author: Manuel Bremer teaches philosophy at the University of Düsseldorf. His publications include books on information flow and rationality as well as papers on analytical philosophy of language and epistemology. From 1993 to 1998 the author taught logic at the University of Köln and philosophy at the Open University Germany. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Centre for the Study of Logic, Language and Information at the University of Düsseldorf.