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The Logic of Extension

A. N. Prior

in Formal Logic

Published in print March 1963 | ISBN: 9780198241560
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680373 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241560.003.0010
The Logic of Extension

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This chapter deals with the logic of classes and relations in extension, considered as a foundation upon which arithmetic or something like it may be built. The first section discusses the logic of classes. The second section describes relations in extension and the foundations of arithmetic. The third section examines vexing problems such as the paradoxes and the theory of types. The fourth section describes ontology and mereology.

Keywords: classes; relations; arithmetic; paradoxes; ontology; meroology

Chapter.  15310 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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