The book sets out a new logic of rules, developed to demonstrate how such a logic can contribute to the clarification of historical questions about social rules. The authors illustrate applications of this new logic in their extensive treatments of a variety of accounts of social changes, analysing in these examples the content of particular social rules and the course of changes in them.
Peter K. Schotch has been Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University since 1982. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 publications in philosophical logic. Bryson Brown is the author of various articles on philosophical logic and the philosophy of science.
'The technical scholarship throughout the book is impeccable, and this work deserves careful study.' Mind, vol. 110, no. 440
'an ambitious, impressive and engaging study.' Mind, vol. 110, no. 440