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Revival: A Modern Introduction to Logic (1950)

1st Edition

By Lizzie Susan Stebbing


552 pages

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As the author of this volume states, "the science of logic does not stand still." This book was intended to cover the advances made in the study of logic in the first half of the nineteenth century, during which time the author felt there to have been greater advances made than in the whole of the preceding period from the time of Aristotle. Advances which, in her eyes, were not present in contemporary text books. As such, this book offers a valuable insight into the progress of the subject, tracing this frenetic period in its development with a first-hand awareness of its documentary value.

Table of Contents

Part 1 1. Reflective Thinking in Ordinary Life 2. Language 3. Acquaintance and Description 4. Propositions and Their Constituents 5. The Compund Proposition and the Relations between Propositions 6. The Traditional Categorical Syllogism 7. Compound Arguments and Irregular Syllogisms 8. Symbols and Form 9. Descriptions, Clauses and General Propositions 10. The Generalisation of Logic 11. System and Orger 12. Inference and Implication Part 2 13. The Nature of Scientific Inquiry 14. Induction: Enumeration and Analogy 15. Causality 16. Hypothesis 17. Principles of Causal Determination 18. Deductive Causal Determination and Functional Analysis 19. Method in the Historical Sciences 20. The Nature of Scientific Theories 21. The Problem of Induction Part 3 22. The Theory of Definition 23. Abstraction and Generalisation 24. The Characteristics of Logical Thinking 25. A Sketch of the Historical Development of Logic

About the Author

Lizzie Susan Stebbing was Director in Moral Sciences Studies at Girton and Newnham Colleges, Cambridge, UK. She was the UK’s first female professor of philosophy and a key figure in the development of analytic philosophy.

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