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FOR THE MARCH 15 MEETING: We will finish the Etchemendy and Detlefsen papers, and start on Mancosu's.

Teacher:  Juliette Kennedy

Scope: 5 cr

Type: Advanced

Teaching: Seminar

Topics:

We will survey the literature on logical consequence, starting with Tarski's seminal paper  ‘On the concept of logical consequence,’ going up through Etchemendy's critique and the various responses to both. 

Prerequisites: Interest!

Teaching schedule

Wednesdays at 14-16, room C124

Exams

Students will present a paper or book chapter during the seminar.

Course material


Papers and books (partial list):

  1. Tarski, A. 1983. ‘On the concept of logical consequence,’ pp. 409-420 in A. Tarski, Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics: Papers from 1923-1938, 2nd edition, John Corcoran (editor), J. H. Woodger (translator), Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.

2. Etchemendy, J. 1990. The Concept of Logical Consequence, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

2a. Etchemendy, J. 1983. ‘The doctrine of logic as form,’ Linguistics and Philosophy 6, 319-334.

2b. Etchemendy, J. 1988a. ‘Models, semantics and logical truth,’ Linguistics and Philosophy 11, 91-106.

2c. Etchemendy, J. 1988b. ‘Tarski on truth and logical consequence,’ Journal of Symbolic Logic 53, 51-79.

3. PAUL RUSNOCK AND MARK BURKE, "ETCHEMENDY AND BOLZANO ON LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE", in History and Philosophy of Logic, 31 (2010) 3-29 

4. Detlefsen, M., "Critical Essay on John Etchemendy's The Concept of Logical Consequence," in the journal Philosophical Books, volume 34, January 1993

5. Mancosu, P. Fixed- versus Variable-domain Interpretations of Tarski's Account of Logical Consequence

6. Dag Westerstahl, From constants to consequence, and back 

7. THE PROBLEM OF LOGICAL CONSTANTS, MARIO GO ́ MEZ-TORRENTE 

8. What is a Logical Constant?

Author(s): Christopher Peacocke
Source: The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 73, No. 9 (May 6, 1976), pp. 221-240 

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