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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 15:50:16 -0500
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Following is an announcement of a book based on
interviews with many of the prominent philosophers
who use formal, logic-based methods.  The associated
web site includes excerpts from each of the interviews.    (01)

Although the interviews do not address the computational
problems that plague any practical system, they provide
various perspectives on the problems, issues, and
approaches that are central to any work on ontology
and knowledge representation.    (02)

John Sowa    (03)

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Subject: Formal Philosophy / Now Available
Date:   Tue, 8 Nov 2005 20:05:27 +0100
From:   Vincent F. Hendricks <vincent@xxxxxx>
To:     <vincent@xxxxxx>    (04)

Now Available online at www.formalphilosophy.com
<http://www.formalphilosophy.com/>    (05)

Formal Philosophy    (06)

by    (07)

Vincent F. Hendricks    (08)

John Symons    (09)

Interviews with    (010)

Johan van Benthem, Brian F. Chellas, Anne Fagot-Largeault, Melvin
Fitting, Dagfinn Føllesdal, Haim Gaifman, Clark Nøren Glymour, Adolf
Grünbaum, Susan Haack, Sven Ove Hansson, Jaakko Hintikka, H. Jerome
Keisler, Isaac Levi, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Rohit Parikh, Jeff Paris,
Gabriel Sandu, Krister Segerberg, Wolfgang Spohn, Patrick Suppes,
Timothy Williamson.    (011)

Formal Philosophy is a collection of short interviews based on 5
questions presented to some of the most influential and prominent
scholars in formal philosophy. We hear their views on formal philosophy,
its aim, scope and how their work fits in these respects.    (012)

This is a fabulous collection. Hendricks and Symons have performed an
important service to the entire philosophical community. The interviews
are not only rewarding in and of themselves but they will help the
reader understand what has been going on and has been achieved in the
past fifty years.    (013)

Ernie Lepore, Rutgers, NJ, USA    (014)

Why do you do philosophy that way? Do you believe all philosophy could
be done that way? Do you think it should be done that way? These are
questions one seldom asks, except perhaps at dinner. Yet there is a lot
one could learn from the answers, especially when they come from
philosophers who do have a distinguished way of doing their job. Formal
Philosophy identifies one such way and collects the answers of its
eminent practitioners—not the quick answers one might give over an
entrecôte, but the answers one gives when seriously prompted to reflect
upon their daily profession. An enticing, provocative, completely novel
way of surveying the landscape of contemporary philosophy.    (015)

Achille Varzi, Columbia University, NY, USA    (016)

Read extracts of the interviews at www.formalphilosophy.com
<http://www.formalphilosophy.com/>    (017)

Buy the book from Amazon    (018)

Formal Philosophy    (019)

by Vincent F. Hendricks & John Symons    (020)

Automatic Press / VIP    (021)

ISBN 8799101300 (paperback)    (022)

ISBN 8799101300 (hardback)    (023)

264 pages    (024)

Vincent F. Hendricks, dr. phil., PhD
Editor-in-chief: Synthese & Synthese Library    (025)

Professor of Epistemology, Logic and Methodology
Member of  IIP - The International Institute of Philosophy
Editor: Trends in Logic (Studia Logica Library) / Studia Logica
Director of PHILOG, Editor-in-chief of PHINEWS
Department of Philosophy and Science Studies Roskilde University
P.O. Box 260, 4000 Roskilde Denmark
Cell: (+45) 4016 8063
http://www.vince-inc.com <http://www.vince-inc.com/>    (026)

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