Nonclassical logics play an ever-increasing role in various disciplines from
mathematics, informatics and computer science to artificial intelligence,
cognitive science, linguistics and philosophy.
The authors develop a uniform framework of relational semantics to mediate
the connection between logical calculi and their semantics through algebra,
resulting in a lucid and conceptually clear presentation. Among the
familiar logics covered are normal modal logics such as K and S5 as well as
substructural logics such as relevance logics, linear logic and Lambek
calculi. Less-familiar and new logical systems are treated with equal deftness.
Suitable for use as a graduate textbook in nonclassical logic, this book
will also please experts with gems such as the chapter on topological
duality theory. Even novices can find their way eased into the field by an
appendix that provides a concise introduction into the relevant parts of
Katalin Bimbó is Research Associate at Indiana University.
Dunn is Oscar R. Ewing Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Professor
Emeritus of Computer Science, of Cognitive Science and of Informatics at
October 1, 2008
“The book offers a very rich conceptual analysis and the set-up of appropriate
formalisms for development of relational semantics for non-classical logics. ...[It]
contributes to the methodology of logic by establishing a significant link among
algebraic and relational semantics of a large class of logics. ”
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