How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
This volume presents an up-to-date account of current trends in intensional logic. Consisting of nine original research papers preceded by a survey of recent developments, the volume highlights recent advances in a number of interdisciplinary areas, including traditional philosophical concerns about correct descriptions and abstract objects; the use of intensional languages as descriptive tools for finite graphs; proof-theoretical considerations; general strategies of `modalizing' calculi usually perceived to be non-modal; and mathematical foundations of intensional logics.