Formal logic

its scope and limits
  • 154 Pages
  • 3.46 MB
  • English
McGraw-Hill , New York
First-order l
StatementRichard Jeffrey.
LC ClassificationsBC128
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Open LibraryOL20947043M
ISBN 100070323577

A Concise Introduction to Logic is an introduction to formal logic suitable for undergraduates taking a general education course in logic or critical thinking, and is accessible and useful to any interested in gaining a basic understanding of logic. ( views) An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to formal logic. Although it does not have an index, the table of contents is sufficient to provide the reader with an idea of where to find various topics.

This book would be useful for a one-semester course in introductory logic, and should allow students to become comfortable with metatheory in later /5(8). Prof. Smith’s Introduction to Formal Logic is a very good and solid book, but maybe not the best book available for a beginner.

The main problem is the prose: sometimes the passages are very boring and the strategy chosen to present some topics seems to be more complicated than by: Logic - Wikipedia. In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic.

He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and then develops formal systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages, concentrating on the easily comprehensible 'tree' method/5(8).

Depends a bit what level you are at, and if you have any math background. A good start for the absolute basics is Paul Teller's book - it is free here, and has an answer manual for all the exercises - which is somewhat of a rarity.

If you get through that and what to continue, check out Peter Smith's site, it has a great guide (aimed at philosophers, though) for self learners, complete with.

You are reading this book. This is a logic book.:_: You are a logic student. This is not a terrible argument. Most people who read this book are logic students. Yet, it is possible for someone besides a logic student to read this book.

If your roommate picked up the book and thumbed through it, they would not immediately become a logic student. Here are few books on formal logic for beginners 1.

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A primer of formal logic by Cooley, John C 2. Formal logic: an introductory text book by Mourant, John Arthur 3. Formal logic book formal logic of mathematics by Nidditch, Pitt 4. The elements of form. Formal logic Miguel Palomino 1 Introduction Logic studies the validity of arguments.

A typical case in point is that of syllogisms: logical arguments in which, starting from two premises, a conclusion is reached. For Formal logic book, given that There are horses in Spain.

All horses are mammals. it can be inferred that There are mammals in Size: KB. This book presents a formal system of logic in its clearest, most structured form. I’ll just read from the preface, where they describe what they do: “The text consists of definitions, examples, comments and exercises.” As you go through the text, every paragraph is labeled as either a definition, an example, a comment or an exercise.

Logic (from Greek: λογική, logikḗ, 'possessed of reason, intellectual, dialectical, argumentative') is the systematic study of the forms of inference, i.e.

the relations that lead to the acceptance of one proposition (the conclusion) on the basis of a set of other propositions ().More broadly, logic is the analysis and appraisal of arguments. This book is based on my lectures in advanced and in-termediate logic courses at Yale University {, Indiana University { These courses were in-tended speci cally for philosophy students with one pre-vious course in formal logic.

The general aim of this book is to provide a broad framework in which both classical and File Size: 1MB. Formal Logic is a featured book on Wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the Wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places.


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INTRODUCTION 2. MODAL OPERATORS Non-truth-functionality Modal and nonmodal propositions; modalized and non-modalized formulae The interdefinability of the monadic and. Fundamental Methods of Logic is suitable for a one-semester introduction to logic/critical reasoning course.

It covers a variety of topics at an introductory level. Chapter One introduces basic notions, such as arguments and explanations, validity and soundness, deductive and inductive reasoning; it also covers basic analytical techniques, such as distinguishing premises from conclusions and 5/5(2).

Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners.

In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of 3/5(3).

It covers translation, proofs, and formal semantics for sentential and predicate logic. It is available under a Creative Commons license. There is no charge to use the book either as a text for a course or for self-directed study, and you are welcome to revise it to fit your needs.

Informal logic, intuitively, refers to the principles of logic and logical thought outside of a formal setting.

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However, perhaps because of the "informal" in the title, the precise definition of "informal logic" is a matter of some dispute. Ralph H. Johnson and J. Anthony Blair define informal logic as "a branch of logic whose task is to develop non-formal standards, criteria, procedures for. New format, same content.

Now with separate Text and Workbook. Traditonal Logic, Book II: Advanced Formal Logic, by Martin Cothran, is a continuation of Memoria Press’ Traditional Logic, Book I. It covers the four figures of the traditional syllogism, the three forms of rhetorical arguments (called enthymemes), the three kinds of hypothetical syllogisms, the four kinds of complex syllogisms.

"Formal Logic is an undergraduate text suitable for introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in symbolic logic. The book's nine chapters offer thorough coverage of truth-functional and quantificational logic, as well as the basics of more advanced topics such as set theory and modal logic.

This book was designed primarily as a textbook; though the author hopes that it will prove to be of interest to others beside logic students.

Part I of the book covers the ‘fundamentals’ of the subject – the propositional calculus and the theory of quantification. Part II deals with the traditional formal logic and with the developments which have taken that as their starting point. The first edition of An Introduction to Formal Logic was published by Cambridge University Press in November (with a number of later corrected reprintings).

This is an accessible quite slow-paced introductory textbook aimed at beginning philosophy students, based on the first year course for Cambridge philosophy students for many years. Welcome to the A Modern Formal Logic Primer website.

The Primer was published in by Prentice Hall, since acquired by Pearson Education. Pearson Education has allowed the Primer to go out of print and returned the copyright to me. I am now happy to make it. The first beginning logic text to employ the tree method--a complete formal system of first-order logic that is remarkably easy to understand and use--this text allows students to take control of the nuts and bolts of formal logic quickly, and to move on to more complex and abstract problems/5.

Formal and Informal Logic. The relationship between formal and informal logic is complex, and in some ways controversial. As it is practiced today, informal logic is an offshoot of classical logic which shares a premise and conclusion conception of argument, many theoretical notions, and a similar conception of the elements of good argument.

Simple Formal Logic: With Common-Sense Symbolic Techniques by Arnold vander Nat. The result is a book that teaches easy and more intuitive ways of grappling with formal logic–and is intended as a rigorous yet easy-to-follow first course in logical thinking for.

Book Cover Description. forall x: Calgary is a full-featured textbook on formal logic. It covers key notions of logic such as consequence and validity of arguments, the syntax of truth-functional propositional logic TFL and truth-table semantics, the syntax of first-order (predicate) logic FOL with identity (first-order interpretations), translating (formalizing) English in TFL and FOL, and.

Classical Academic Press Logic. Skills for Rhetoric. Memoria Press Logic. Critical Thinking Co. Bluedorn Logic Resources. Add To Wishlist. The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning, Edition.

Nathaniel Bluedorn., Hans Bluedorn. Nathaniel Bluedorn, Hans Bluedorn. Christian Logic / / Trade Paperback. What struck me on reading the book was the interplay between formal logic and intuitive processes, both of which help prosecutors to be confident in.

The Truth Tree Solver is a free-to-use web tool that determines the consistency of a set of logical sentences according to the rules of Sentential Logic (SL) (aka Propositional Logic or.

Traditional Logic I Complete Set: An Introduction to Formal Logic. An in-depth study of the syllogism, taught in the traditional three-part method; Designed specifically for the teacher with no logic background; Each chapter, in approx. 5 pages of text, explains challenging concepts in .Enderton's "Mathematical Introduction to Logic" [1] is one of the best books I've ever read not just one of the best math books, one of the best books.

There's a very clear, simple presentation of propositional and first-order logic, from the.