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Logic : Key Concepts in Philosophy - Lawrence Goldstein

Logic

Key Concepts in Philosophy

Paperback

Published: 22nd November 2005
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Key Concepts in Philosophy is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encountered in the study of philosophy. Specially written to meet the needs of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, philosophy, the books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas. The series builds to give a solid grounding in philosophy and each book is also ideal as a companion to further study.


An understanding of logic is fundamental to the study of philosophy. This stimulating and thorough guidebook offers clear explanation and exploration of the central issues and questions addressed when studying logic.

The topics covered include:
Reason and unreason;
Proving a point;
Entailment;
Truth;
The logic of components of speech and language.

An invaluable resource for those studying logic for the first time, this text provides a sound grasp of a fascinating, but often complex - and even daunting - component of philosophy.

'the authors have succeeded in dealing clearly with the most central concerns of logicians in the 21st Century...It is refreshing to note that the authors do not find it necessary to burden this book with too many formalisations and an exaggerated use of symbolic logic. This makes the book accessible for everybody who wants to know more about what could make thinking rational and reasoning logical...The authors have achieved a delicate balance between providing information on logical problems and digging into their relationship with a wider philosophical context.' E. Van Laerhoven, Acta Comparanda XVII

Introductionp. 1
Reason, Unreason and Logicp. 7
How to Prove a Point Logicallyp. 29
Truthp. 56
The Logic of Parts of Speechp. 84
Is Necessity really Necessary?p. 115
Entailmentp. 135
Critiques of Logicp. 152
Notesp. 173
Referencesp. 188
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780826474094
ISBN-10: 0826474098
Series: Key Concepts in Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 22nd November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.02  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated