1st Edition

Revival: A Modern Introduction to Logic (1950)

ISBN 9781138563520
Published January 30, 2019 by Routledge
552 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.