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The Languages of Logic : An Introduction to Formal Logic - Samuel Guttenplan

The Languages of Logic

An Introduction to Formal Logic

Paperback Published: 28th May 1997
ISBN: 9781557869883
Number Of Pages: 448

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Logic is, and has always been, an essential part of philosophy. It employs concepts which are crucial for understanding thought and language, and demands a mastery of procedures and techniques. With the same intellectual goals as the first edition, this innovative introductory logic textbook explores the relationship between natural language and logic, motivating the student to acquire skills and techniques of formal logic. This new and revised edition includes substantial additions which make the text even more useful to students and instructors alike. Central to these changes is an Appendix, 'How to Learn Logic', which takes the student through fourteen compact and sharply directed lessons with exercises and answers. Other new material includes a discussion of the truth tree method for both Sentential and Predicate logics, an account of alternative notations, and the provision of answers to selected exercises that figure in the main body of the book.

"The book is truly comprehensive, detailed and lucid throughout; in fact it is one of the friendliest introductions to logic I have ever read." Nimrod Bar-Am, Tel Aviv University

Preface to First Edition.

Preface to Second Edition.

1. Thinking.

2. Arguments.

3. Strategy.

4. Primitive.

5. Sentential.

6. Decision.

7. Translating into Sentential.

8. The Strategy Applied and Extended.

9. Deduction.

10. Sentential and the Strategy.

11. Predicate: Part I.

12. Predicate: Part II.

13. Translating into Predicate.

14. Validity.

15. Identity, Problems and Prospects.

16. Modal.

17. Truth.

Appendix 1: How to Learn Logic.

Appendix 2: Truth Trees.

Appendix 3: Alternative Notations.

Answers to Selected Exercises.

Reading List.


ISBN: 9781557869883
ISBN-10: 155786988X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 28th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.87 x 15.77  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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