Development of Logic.

KNEALE William.; KNEALE Martha (1962.)

£550.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. viii, 761 , [1] pp. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, dust jacket (internally clean and unmarked; some trivial shelf wear to extremities of jacket, small abrasion to front panel, otherwise a near fine, notably bright copy). Oxford, At the Clarendon Press.

Kneale's 'large book on logic - it is about a third of a million words in length - admits only two heroes: Aristotle and Frege. But is covers very fully the post-Aristotelian classical world and the middle ages, while passing fairly swiftly over the Renaissance and very quickly over the 'logic' of German idealism. The book includes independent discussion of theories of logical truth, summing up the content of many previous articles critical of the conventionalist version of the thesis that all necessary truth is analytic. His history of logic is likely to retain its authority for a long time' (Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophy, p. 403).

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