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1st Edition

Elementary Formal Logic
A Programmed Course

ISBN 9780367426170
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
188 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1966. This is a self-instructional course intended for first-year university students who have not had previous acquaintance with Logic. The book deals with "propositional" logic by the truth-table method, briefly introducing axiomatic procedures, and proceeds to the theory of the syllogism, the logic of one-place predicates, and elementary parts of the logic of many-place predicates. Revision material is provided covering the main parts of the course. The course represents from eight to twenty hours work. depending on the student's speed of work and on whether optional chapters are taken.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Logical Relations  1. Statements and Logical Strictness  2. Implication and Equivalence  3. Contradiction and Contrariety  4. Subcontrariety and Indifference  5. Ambiguity and Empty Terms  Part 2: The Logic of Unanalysed Statements  6. Negation and Conjunction  7. Disjunction  8. Implication and Truth-Tables  9. Tautologies and Material Implication  10. Material Equivalence: Rules of Inference  11. Logic from Axioms  12. Logical Relations by Truth-Table  Part 3: The Logic of Predicates  13. Syllogisms  14. Existential Presuppositions  15. Predicates and Quantifiers  16. The Elementary Logic of Relations.  Revision Chapters

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