Logic and Reality: Essays on the Legacy of Arthur Prior

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents ix
  • Prior''s Life and Legacy 1
  • Notes 37
  • References 38
  • I- Temporal Logic 41
  • 1- Two Essays on Temporal Realism 43
  • 2- Tree Formulations of Tense Logic 53
  • References 67
  • 3- Temporal Logic in the Context of Databases 69
  • 4- Prior''s Temporal Legacy in Computer Science 89
  • 5- Other Withered Stumps of Time 111
  • Notes to Chapter 5 126
  • References 130
  • II- Modal Logic 131
  • 6- Interpretations of Different Modal Logics in the ''Property Calculus'' 133
  • 7- Modal Logic as a Theory of Information 135
  • 8- Transfer Theorems for Multimodal Logics 169
  • 9- Homophony, Validity, Modality 215
  • References 235
  • III- Agency 237
  • 10- Agents in Branching Time 239
  • Notes to Chapter 10 267
  • References 270
  • 11- The Consequences of Action 273
  • Notes to Chapter 11 296
  • References 298
  • References 301
  • References 312
  • References 312
  • IV- Proof Theory 315
  • 13- Logics without Contraction I 317
  • 14- Logics without Contraction II 337
  • Notes to Chapter 14 348
  • References 348
  • 15- Delicate Proof Theory 351
  • V- Individuation and Quantification 387
  • 16- There is No Time like the Present 389
  • 17- Russellian Names- Notes on a Theory of Arthur Prior 411
  • Notes to Chapter 17 416
  • References 416
  • 18- Prior, Plantinga, Haecceity, and the Possible Peter Loptson 419
  • 19- Propositional Quantification 437
  • 20- Statements of Property-Identity and Event-Identity 461
  • Notes to Chapter 20 476
  • References 476
  • VI- A Priori 477
  • 21- Some Priorities of Berkeley 479
  • Notes to Chapter 21 486
  • References 487
  • 22- Ought There to Be but One Logic? 489
  • Notes to Chapter 22 515
  • Bibliography of Prior''s Philosophical Writings 519
  • List of Contributors 533
  • Index 535
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