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Jaakko Hintikka By R. Bogdan

Jaakko Hintikka by R. Bogdan

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The aim of this series is to inform both professional philosophers and a larger readership (of social and natural scientists, methodologists, mathematicians, students, teachers, publishers, etc.

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Jaakko Hintikka by R. Bogdan

The aim of this series is to inform both professional philosophers and a larger readership (of social and natural scientists, methodologists, mathematicians, students, teachers, publishers, etc. ) about what is going on, who's who, and who does what in contemporary philosophy and logic. PROFILES is designed to present the research activity and the results of already outstanding personalities and schools and of newly emerging ones in the various fields of philosophy and logic. There are many Festschrift volumes dedicated to various philosophers. There is the celebrated Library of Living Philosophers edited by P. A. Schilpp whose format influenced the present enterprise. Still they can only cover very little of the contemporary philosophical scene. Faced with a tremendous expansion of philosophical information and with an almost frightening division of labor and increasing specialization we need systematic and regular ways of keeping track of what happens in the profession. PROFILES is intended to perform such a function. Each volume is devoted to one or several philosophers whose views and results are presented and discussed. The profiled philosopher(s) will summarize and review his (their) own work in the main fields of significant contribution. This work will be discussed and evaluated by invited contributors. Relevant his to rial and/or biographical data, an up-to-date bibliography with short abstracts of the most important works and, whenever possible, references to significant reviews and discussion will also be included.

Table of Contents

One.- Self-Profile.- I. An Autobiographical Sketch.- II. Reflections on My Philosophical Ideas.- 1. The Unity of One's Philosophical Experience.- 2. Logical Tools: Ways of World-Describing.- (i) Model set techniques.- (ii) Distributive normal forms.- (iii) The semantics of modal and intensional logics.- (iv) Possible-worlds semantics.- (v) Possible-worlds semantics and analytic philosophers.- (vi) Theory of questions and answers.- (vii) The problems of cross-identification.- (viii) Wider perspectives.- 3. Philosophical Ideas: Transcendental Arguments Revived.- (i) Semantics as based on language-games.- (ii) Back to Kant.- (iii) Kant's theory of space, time, and mathematics.- (iv) A transcendental deduction of game-theoretical semantics.- (v) Transcendental deductions of nonclassical logics.- (vi) A glimpse of the rules of semantical games.- (vii) The logic of being: A refutation of Frege and Russell.- (viii) Transcendental arguments for (and against) Aristotelian categories.- Two.- Constituents.- Surface Information and Analyticity.- Hintikka on Quantifying In and On Trans-World Identity.- Game-Theoretical Semantics and Logical Form.- Hintikka's Inductive Logic.- Hintikka's Epistemic Logic.- Hintikka's Theory of Questions.- What Is a "Perceptually Well-Defined Individual"? Hintikka's Views on Perception.- On Objects and Worlds of Thought in the Philosophy of Hintikka.- Hintikka on Modalities and Determinism in Aristotle.- Hintikka's Ontology.- Replies and Comments.- Three.- Bibliography of Jaakko Hintikka.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.

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