The Logic of Commands

1st Edition

Nicholas Rescher

Routledge
December 4, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 94 Pages
ISBN 9780367422561 - CAT# K451634
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Logic

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Summary

Originally published in 1966. Professor Rescher’s aim is to develop a "logic of commands" in exactly the same general way which standard logic has already developed a "logic of truth-functional statement compounds" or a "logic of quantifiers". The object is to present a tolerably accurate and precise account of the logically relevant facets of a command, to study the nature of "inference" in reasonings involving commands, and above all to establish a viable concept of validity in command inference, so that the logical relationships among commands can be studied with something of the rigour to which one is accustomed in other branches of logic.

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