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1st Edition

An Introduction

ISBN 9780415400688
Published February 7, 2006 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

The methods of logic are essential to an understanding of philosophy and are crucial in the study of mathematics, computing, linguistics and many other subjects. Introducing the major concepts and techniques involved in the study of logic, this authoritative book explores both formal and philosophical logic, and the ways in which we can achieve good reasoning. Individual chapters include:

* Propositions and Arguments
* Truth Tables
* Trees
* Conditionality
* Natural Deduction
* Predicates, Names and Quantifiers
* Definite Descriptions.

This exceptionally clear introduction to the subject is ideally suited to students taking introductory courses in logic.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Propositional Logic  1. Propositions and Arguments  2. Connectives and Argument Forms  3. Truth Tables  4. Trees  5. Vagueness and Bivalence  6. Conditionality  7. Natural Deduction  Part 2: Predicate Logic  8. Predicates, Names and Quantifiers  9. Models for Predicate Logic  10. Trees for Predicate Logic  11. Identity and Functions  12. Definite Descriptions  13. Some Things do not Exist

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