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Philosophical logic refers to those areas of "philosophy in which recognized methods of "logic have "traditionally been used to solve or advance the discussion of philosophical problems.[1] Among these, "Sybil Wolfram highlights the study of "argument, "meaning, and "truth,[2] while "Colin McGinn presents "identity, "existence, predication, "necessity and "truth as the main topics of his book on the subject.[3]

Philosophical logic also addresses extensions and alternatives to "traditional, "classical" logic known as ""non-classical" logics. These receive more attention in texts such as "John P. Burgess's Philosophical Logic,[4] the Blackwell Companion to Philosophical Logic,[5] or the multi-volume Handbook of Philosophical Logic[6] edited by "Dov M. Gabbay and "Franz Guenthner.

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  1. ^ Dale Jacquette, A Companion to Philosophical Logic, Wiley-Blackwell: 2002.
  2. ^ Wolfram, Sybil. Philosophical Logic: An Introduction. Routledge: 1989. "ISBN "0-415-02317-3. 
  3. ^ Preface to Colin McGinn, Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth, Oxford: "Oxford University Press, 2000 ("ISBN "0-19-926263-2).
  4. ^ John P. Burgess, Philosophical Logic, Princeton University Press: 2009.
  5. ^ Lou Goble (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic, Oxford: "Blackwell: 2009 ("ISBN "0-631-20693-0).
  6. ^ Gabbay, Dov M.; Guenthner, Franz (eds.), Handbook of Philosophical Logic 

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