Logic  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9780415166966
Published March 19, 1999 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

Bringing elementary logic out of the academic darkness into the light of day, Paul Tomassi makes logic fully accessible for anyone attempting to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject. Including student-friendly exercises, illustrations, summaries and a glossary of terms, Logic introduces and explains:

* The Theory of Validity
* The Language of Propositional Logic
* Proof-Theory for Propositional Logic
* Formal Semantics for Propositional Logic including the Truth-Tree Method
* The Language of Quantificational Logic including the Theory of Descriptions.

Logic is an ideal textbook for any logic student: perfect for revision, staying on top of coursework or for anyone wanting to learn about the subject. Related downloadable software for Macs and PCs is available for this title at www.logic.routledge.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: How to Think Logically Chapter Two: How to Prove that You Can Argue Logically Chapter Three: How to Prove that You Can Argue Logically Chapter Four: Formal Logic and Formal Semantics Chapter Five: An Introduction to First Order Predicate Logic Chapter Six: How to Argue Logically in QL Chapter Seven: Formal Logic and Formal Semantics

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Paul Tomassi is lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen


'Logic has all the qualities necessary for it to emerge quickly as one of the very front runners among introductory logic textbooks.' - John Divers, University of Sheffield