On Preserving: Essays on Preservationism and Paraconsistent Logic
Published: April 2009© 2009
192 Pages, 6.18 x 9.30 x 0.70 in
Paraconsistent logic is a theory of reasoning in philosophy that studies inconsistent data. The discipline has several different schools of thought, including preservationism, which responds to the problems that arise when human beings continue to reason when faced with inconsistent data. On Preserving is the first complete account of the Preservationist School, which developed in Canada out of the early work of Raymond Jennings, Peter Schotch, and their students.
Assembling the previously scattered works of the Preservationist School, this collection contains all of the most significant works on the basic theory of the preservationist approach to paraconsistent logic. With essays both written and rewritten specifically for this volume, the contributors cover topics that include the motivation for the preservationist approach, as well as more technical results of their research. Concise and unified, On Preserving is the ideal introduction to a distinct philosophical field.
'On Preserving is not only an introduction to preservationist logic and its philosophical motivation; it is also an accessible collection of state-of-the-art ideas on the topic. In addition to being necessary reading for researchers in paraconsistent logic, On Preserving is arguably necessary reading for anyone working in philosophical logic in general.' Jc Beall, Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut