The Many Worlds of Logic

The Many Worlds of Logic

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With clear explanations and many examples drawn right out of day-to-day life, Paul Herrick untangles the complexities of logical theory in The Many Worlds of Logic. This new edition adds new chapters on informal logic and critical thinking. It also breaks out longer chapters from the previous edition into shorter, more focused chapters. Herrick has added many new explanations and examples; in in each chapter, he covers the fundamentals completely before moving on to more challenging areas. Features * Difficult terms are highlighted and explained carefully * End-of-chapter glossaries help students remember important terms * Hundreds of examples demonstrate the application of concepts * Hundreds of excercises help students learn logic by actually doing it * Truth-trees in an appendix help students go beyond the basicsshow more

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  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 157.5 x 233.7 x 33mm | 1,111.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195155033
  • 9780195155037

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 FUNDAMENTALS; IMPLICATION; PART I TRUTH-FUNCTIONAL LOGIC; CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTORY TRUTH-FUNCTIONAL LOGIC; CHAPTER 3 TRANSLATING ENGLISH INTO LOGICAL SYMBOLS; CHAPTER 4 OUR NEW LANGUAGE GETS A NAME AND A FORMAL SYNTAX; CHAPTER 5 TRUTH-TABLE ANALYSIS; CHAPTER 6 THE CONCEPT OF LOGICAL FORM; CHAPTER 7 TRUTH-FUNCTIONAL NATURAL DEDUCTION; CHAPTER 8 FOUR MORE INFERENCE RULES; CHAPTER 9 INDIRECT PROOFS AND CONDITIONAL PROOFS; CHAPTER 10 REPLACEMENT RULES; CHAPTER 11 INDIRECT AND CONDITIONAL PROOFS WITH REPLACEMENT RULES; PART II TWO INFORMAL TOPICS; CHAPTER 12 DEFINITION; CHAPTER 13 INFORMAL FALLACIES; PART III ARISTOTELIAN CATEGORICAL LOGIC; CHAPTER 14 THE LOGIC OF CATEGORICAL STATEMENTS; CHAPTER 15 CATEGORICAL SYLLOGISMS; PART IV MODERN QUANTIFICATIONAL LOGIC; CHAPTER 16 QUANTIFICATIONAL LOGIC I: THE LANGUAGE QL; CHAPTER 17 THE LANGUAGE OF QUANTIFICATIONAL LOGIC II: RELATIONS; CHAPTER 18 PROOFS WITH MONADIC PREDICATES; CHAPTER 19 INTERPRETATIONS, INVALIDITY, AND SEMANTICS; CHAPTER 20 CONDITIONAL AND INDIRECT QUANTIFIER PROOFS; CHAPTER 21 PROOFS WITH OVERLAPPING QUANTIFIERS; CHAPTER 22 PROOFS WITH IDENTITY; PART V MODAL LOGIC; CHAPTER 23 INTRODUCTORY MODAL LOGIC; CHAPTER 24 MODAL LOGIC: METHODS OF PROOF; PART VI INDUCTION; CHAPTER 25 INDUCTIVE REASONING; CHAPTER 26 SCIENTIFIC REASONING; APPENDICESshow more

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