Philosophical logic addresses fundamental questions about truth and meaning. Often considered one of the most demanding of subjects, it provides a basis for much of what is discussed in philosophy and other fields. This book provides a first introduction to the subject. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is based on over twenty years of lectures given by the author at Oxford University. Sybil Wolfram introduces philosophical logic primarily by focussing on a number of related topics and issues in it, describing views held about them, arguing about them, and offering an opinion on ways of clarifying or resolving them. She shows by example how to set about considering the kinds of questions that philosophical logic addresses. Questions at the end of chapters are designed to encourage going beyond what she has written; suggested reading frequently contains other views not necessarily discussed in the text. Employing as few technical terms as possible, Philosophical Logic assumes no prior knowledge of either philosophy or logic.
It is designed for use as the basis for a one- or two-term undergraduate course, and will be of interest to anyone concerned with understanding the most fundamental intellectual questions.