Designed for use by philosophy students, this 2006 book provides an
accessible, yet technically sound treatment of modal logic and its
philosophical applications. Every effort has been made to simplify
the presentation by using diagrams in place of more complex
mathematical apparatus. These and other innovations provide
philosophers with easy access to a rich variety of topics in modal
logic, including a full coverage of quantified modal logic,
non-rigid designators, definite descriptions, and the de-re
de-dictio distinction. Discussion of philosophical issues
concerning the development of modal logic is woven into the text.
The book uses natural deduction systems and also includes a diagram
technique that extends the method of truth trees to modal logic.
This feature provides a foundation for a novel method for showing
completeness, one that is easy to extend to systems that include
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