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Hintikka, Jaakko 1929-2015

Works: 386 works in 1,738 publications in 8 languages and 24,651 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Collaborator, ed
Classifications: BD161, 160
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Words and objections. Essays on the work of W.V. Quine by Donald Davidson( Book )

45 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge and belief; an introduction to the logic of the two notions by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic, language-games and information: Kantian themes in the philosophy of logic by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of mathematics by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meta-meditations : studies in Descartes by Alexander Sesonske( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes' "Meditations" probably rivals Plato's "Republic" as the work most frequently read or recommended as an introduction to philosophy. Its qualifications for this purpose are obvious: it is important, relatively short, well written, and seems--in the beginning at least--readily understandable. One of the most influential works in the history of Western thought, the "Meditations" has often been considered the keynote of modern philosophy. This collection of critical discussions is intended primarily for use by students reading Descartes in an introductory philosophy course. These essays will lead a reader to explore several of the problems which emerge when "Meditations" is subjected to careful scrutiny. Not all the problems raised by the "Meditations" are examined, but they provide the means to transform the work from a merely historical document into a nest of currently interesting questions
Time & necessity; studies in Aristotle's theory of modality by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating Wittgenstein by Merrill B Hintikka( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of mathematics revisited by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Book, written by one of philosophy's pre-eminent logicians, argues that many of the basic assumptions commonly made in logic, the foundations of mathematics, and metaphysics are in need of change. It is therefore a book of critical importance to logical theory and the philosophy of mathematics. Jaako Hintikka proposes a new basic first-order logic and uses it to explore the foundations of mathematics. This new logic enables logicians to express on the first-order level such concepts as equicardinality, infinity, and truth in the same language. The famous impossibility results by Godel and Tarski that have dominated the field for the past sixty years turn out to be much less significant than has been thought. All of ordinary mathematics can in principle be done on this first-order level, thus dispensing with all problems concerning the existence of sets and other higher-order entities. Hintikka's new logic is highly original and will prove appealing to logicians, philosophers of mathematics, and mathematicians concerned with the foundations of the discipline
The method of analysis : its geometrical origin and its general significance by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthese library, vol. 75
Aspects of inductive logic by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models for modalities. Selected essays by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in 5 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to natural language : proceedings of the 1970 Stanford workshop on grammar and semantics by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and Dutch and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers and comments published in the present volume represent the proceedings of a research workshop on the grammar and semantics of natural languages held at Stanford University in the fall of 1970. The workshop met first for three days in September and then for a period of two days in November for extended discussion and analysis. The workshop was sponsored by the Committee on Basic Research in Education, which has been funded by the United States Office of Education through a grant to the National Academy of Education and the National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council. We acknowledge with pleasure the sponsorship which made possible a series oflively and stimulating meetings that were both enjoyable and instructive for the three of us, and, we hope, for most of the participants, including a number of local linguists and philosophers who did not contribute papers but actively joined in the discussion. One of the central participants in the workshop was Richard Montague. We record our sense of loss at his tragic death early in 1971, and we dedicate this volume to his memory. None of the papers in the present volume discusses explicitly problems of education. In our view such a discussion is neither necessary nor sufficient for a contribution to basic research in education. There are in fact good reasons why the kind of work reported in the present volume constitutes an important aspect of basic research in education
Knowledge and the known : historical perspectives in epistemology by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A word of warning concerning the aims of this volume is in order. Other wise some readers might be unpleasantly surprised by the fact that two of the chapters of an ostensibly historical book are largely topical rather than historical. They are Chapters 7 and 9, respectively entitled 'Are Logical Truths Analytic?' and 'A Priori Truths and Things-In-Them selves'. Moreover, the history dealt with in Chapter 11 is so recent as to have more critical than antiquarian interest. This mixture of materials may seem all the more surprising as I shall myself criticize (in Chapter I) too facile assimilations of earlier thinkers' concepts and problems to later ones. There is no inconsistency here, it seems to me. The aims of the present volume are historical, and for that very purpose, for the purpose of understanding and evaluating earlier thinkers it is vital to know the conceptual landscape in which they were moving. A crude analogy may be helpful here. No military historian can afford to neglect the topo graphy of the battles he is studying. If he does not know in some detail what kind of pass Thermopylae is or on what sort of ridge the battle of Bussaco was fought, he has no business of discussing these battles, even if this topographical information alone does not yet amount to historical knowledge
The intentions of intentionality and other new models for modalities by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive constraints on communication : representations and processes by Lucia Vaina( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication is one of the most challenging human phenomena, and the same is true of its paradigmatic verbal realization as a dialogue. Not only is communication crucial for virtually all interpersonal relations; dialogue is often seen as offering us also a paradigm for important intra-individual processes. The best known example is undoubtedly the idea of concep tualizing thinking as an internal dialogue, "inward dialogue carried on by the mind within itself without spoken sound", as Plato called it in the Sophist. At first, the study of communication seems to be too vaguely defmed to have much promise. It is up to us, so to speak, to decide what to say and how to say it. However, on eloser scrutiny, the process of communication is seen to be subject to various subtle constraints. They are due inter alia to the nature of the parties of the communicative act, and most importantly, to the properties of the language or other method of representation presupposed in that particuIar act of communication. It is therefore not surprising that in the study of communication as a cognitive process the critical issues revolve around the nature of the representations and the nature of the computations that create, maintain and interpret these representations. The term "repre sentation" as used here indicates a particular way of specifying information about a given subject
The game of language : studies in game-theoretical semantics and its applications by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and German and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the first chapter of this book presents an intro duction to the present state of game-theoretical semantics (GTS), there is no point in giving a briefer survey here. Instead, it may be helpful to indicate what this volume attempts to do. The first chapter gives a short intro duction to GTS and a survey of what is has accomplished. Chapter 2 puts the enterprise of GTS into new philo sophical perspective by relating its basic ideas to Kant's phi losophy of mathematics, space, and time. Chapters 3-6 are samples of GTS's accomplishments in understanding different kinds of semantical phenomena, mostly in natural languages. Beyond presenting results, some of these chapters also have other aims. Chapter 3 relates GTS to an interesting line of logical and foundational studies - the so-called functional interpretations - while chapter 4 leads to certain important methodological theses. Chapter 7 marks an application of GTS in a more philo sophical direction by criticizing the Frege-Russell thesis that words like "is" are multiply ambiguous. This leads in turn to a criticism of recent logical languages (logical notation), which since Frege have been based on the ambi guity thesis, and also to certain methodological sug gestions. In chapter 8, GTS is shown to have important implications for our understanding of Aristotle's doctrine of categories, while chapter 9 continues my earlier criticism of Chomsky's generative approach to linguistic theorizing
Information and inference by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

21 editions published between 1920 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last 25 years, the concept of information has played a crucial role in communication theory, so much so that the terms information theory and communication theory are sometimes used almost interchangeably. It seems to us, however, that the notion of information is also destined to render valuable services to the student of induction and probability, of learning and reinforcement, of semantic meaning and deductive inference, as~well as of scientific method in general. The present volume is an attempt to illustrate some of these uses of information concepts. In 'On Semantic Information' Hintikka summarizes some of his and his associates' recent work on information and induction, and comments briefly on its philosophical suggestions. Jamison surveys from the sub jectivistic point of view some recent results in 'Bayesian Information Usage'. Rosenkrantz analyzes the information obtained by experimen tation from the Bayesian and Neyman-Pearson standpoints, and also from the standpoint of entropy and related concepts. The much-debated principle of total evidence prompts Hilpinen to examine the problem of measuring the information yield of observations in his paper 'On the Information Provided by Observations'. Pietarinen addresses himself to the more general task of evaluating the systematizing ('explanatory') power of hypotheses and theories, a task which quickly leads him to information concepts. Domotor develops a qualitative theory of information and entropy. His paper gives what is probably the first axiomatization of a general qualitative theory of information adequate to guarantee a numerical representation of the standard sort
Rudolf Carnap, logical empiricist : materials and perspectives by Rudolf Carnap( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game-theoretical semantics : essays on semantics by Esa Saarinen( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of studies applying game-theoretical concepts and ideas to analysing the semantics of natural language and some formal languages. The bulk of the book consists of several papers by Hintikka, Carlson and Saarinen and discusses several of the central problems of the semantics of natural language. The topics covered are the semantics of natural language quantifiers, conditionals, pronouns and anaphora more generally. Hintikkas famous essay presenting examples of "branching quantifier structures" in English, as well as one formulating his "any-every thesis", are included. The book also includes Hintikkas closely argued philosophical discussion of the relationships between the new semantical games with the language games of Wittgenstein. Other papers apply the game-theoretical approach to formal languages including tense logics and tense anaphora (Saarinen), deontic logic and Ross paradox (Hintikka), and usual predicate logic (Rantala). The latter amounts to an explication of the "impossible possible" worlds as is shown in Hintikkas concluding paper
Analyses of Aristotle by Jaakko Hintikka( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle thought of his logic and methodology as applications of the Socratic questioning method. In particular, logic was originally a study of answers necessitated by earlier answers. For Aristotle, thought-experiments were real experiments in the sense that by realizing forms in one's mind, one can read off their properties and interrelations. Treating forms as independent entities, knowable one by one, committed Aristotle to his mode of syllogistic explanation. He did not think of existence, predication and identity as separate senses of estin. Aristotle thus serves as an example of a thinker who did not rely on the distinction between the allegedly different Fregean senses, thereby shedding new light on our own conceptual presuppositions." "This collection comprises several interpretations that Jaakko Hintikka has put forward over the years, constituting a challenge not only to Aristotelian scholars and historians of ideas, but to everyone interested in logic, epistemology or metaphysics and in their history."--BOOK JACKET
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Logic, language-games and information: Kantian themes in the philosophy of logic
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Knowledge and belief; an introduction to the logic of the two notionsLogic, language-games and information: Kantian themes in the philosophy of logicTime & necessity; studies in Aristotle's theory of modalityThe principles of mathematics revisitedThe method of analysis : its geometrical origin and its general significanceModels for modalities. Selected essaysApproaches to natural language : proceedings of the 1970 Stanford workshop on grammar and semanticsThe intentions of intentionality and other new models for modalities