Philosophers' Reviews of
Possible Worlds: An Introduction to
Logic and Its Philosophy
by Raymond Bradley and Norman Swartz
This is a new introduction to logic for university undergraduates in
their first and second years. The originality of the approach will also
make it of considerable interest to postgraduates and professional
logicians. Important advances in modal logic and in possible-world
semantics have usually found no place in introductory university texts.
Indeed, most accounts are inaccessible to the average philosopher, let
alone the student. As modal techniques are of considerable importance in
the philosophy of language, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, moral
philosophy, legal philosophy and philosophy of science, this book may be
expected to take its place as the standard introduction to its subject.
"Two of this book's many virtues which impressed me most are the use of talk about possible worlds, an idiom that lends itself marvellously to an exposition of the nature and techniques of logic, and the inclusion of an account of the philosophy of logic in tandem with a presentation of the elements and operations of logic."
— JOSIAH B. GOULD,SUNY at Albany
"Overall rating . This innovative presentation of an important, difficult subject is especially well-suited for a second year logic course. It is impressively comprehensive, clear and well-organized, but above all, it is the kind of textbook that grips the reader's mind and imagination and does not let go."
— CHARLES T.R. ADAMS, Central Florida Community College