An Introduction to Symbolic Logic

Author: Langer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486601649

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Famous classic has introduced countless readers to symbolic logic with its thorough and precise exposition. Starts with simple symbols and conventions and concludes with the Boole-Schroeder and Russell-Whitehead systems. No special knowledge of mathematics necessary. "One of the clearest and simplest introductions to a subject which is very much alive." — Mathematics Gazette.

Symbolic Logic

Syntax, Semantics, and Proof

Author: David W. Agler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442217421

Category: Mathematics

Page: 375

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Brimming with visual examples of concepts, derivation rules, and proof strategies, this introductory text is ideal for students with no previous experience in logic. Students will learn translation both from formal language into English and from English into formal language; how to use truth trees and truth tables to test propositions for logical properties; and how to construct and strategically use derivation rules in proofs.

Symbolic Logic

Author: John Venn

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821841990

Category: Mathematics

Page: 540

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Venn's style is to take his readers very much into his confidence: as he builds the theory, he carefully points out the alternative paths he might have taken, the alternative definitions he might have used, he shows what the implications of these alternatives are, and justifies his choice on the broadest possible grounds. What is distinctive about this work may be given in part in Venn's own words: ``The thorough examination of symbolic logic as a whole, that is, in its relation to ordinary logic and ordinary thought and language; the establishment of every general symbolic expression and rule on purely logical principles, instead of looking mainly to its formal justification; and the invention and employment of a scheme of diagrammatic notation which shall be in true harmony with our generalizations.''

Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486204928

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 295

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Lewis Carroll explains the theory and applications of symbolic logic in a collection of entertaining problems

Introducing Symbolic Logic

Author: Robert M. Martin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551116358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This accessible, SHORT introduction to symbolic logic includes coverage of sentential and predicate logic, translations, truth tables, and derivations. The author’s engaging style makes this the most informal of introductions to formal logic. Topics are explained in a conversational, easy-to-understand way for readers not familiar with mathematics or formal systems, and the author provides patient, reader-friendly explanations—even with the occasional bit of humour. The first half of the book deals with all the basic elements of Sentential Logic: the five truth-functional connectives, formation rules and translation into this language, truth-tables for validity, logical truth/falsity, equivalency, consistency and derivations. The second half deals with Quantifier Logic: the two quantifiers, formation rules and translation, demonstrating certain logical characteristics by “Finding an Interpretation” and derivations. There are plenty of exercises scattered throughout, more than in many texts, arranged in order of increasing difficulty and including separate answer keys.

Lewis Carroll's symbolic logic

Author: Lewis Carroll,William Warren Bartley

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 9780517533635

Category: Games

Page: 514

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Essentials of Symbolic Logic

Author: R.L. Simpson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551112503

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

View: 6737

Symbolic Logic

Classical and Advanced Systems

Author: Harry J. Gensler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780138799410

Category: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.

Page: 329

View: 6637

Symbolic logic

Author: Irving M. Copi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

View: 2657

For courses in Formal Logic. The general approach of this book to logic remains the same as in earlier editions. Following Aristotle, we regard logic from two different points of view: on the one hand, logic is an instrument or organon for appraising the correctness of reasoning; on the other hand, the principles and methods of logic used as organon are interesting and important topics to be themselves systematically investigated.

Essentials of Symbolic Logic - Third Edition

Author: R.L. Simpson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460404572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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The third edition of Essentials of Symbolic Logic is a concise and clearly written introduction to the topic. Based on years of use in colleges and universities, the book provides an accessible and thorough grounding in sentence logic and predicate logic. While technical jargon is kept to a minimum, all necessary logical concepts and vocabulary are explained clearly. A standard system of natural deduction is developed, and readers are given suggestions for developing strategies for creating derivations (proofs) in this system. An instructor’s website is available with solutions to all the exercises in the text, including the many new exercises which have been added to this new edition.

Einführung in die symbolische Logik

mit besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Anwendungen

Author: Rudolf Carnap

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709131405

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

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Einführung in die symbolische Logik

mit besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Anwendungen

Author: Rudolf Carnap

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709131411

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

View: 7855

Logic with Trees

An Introduction to Symbolic Logic

Author: Colin Howson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134785518

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 2633

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Selected Mathematical Works: Symbolic Logic + The Game of Logic + Feeding the Mind

by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, alias Lewis Carroll

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026805186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 679

View: 2316

This carefully crafted ebook: “Selected Mathematical Works: Symbolic Logic + The Game of Logic + Feeding the Mind” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Lewis Carroll wrote several mathematics books. He was mainly interested in using logic diagrams as a pedagogical tool. Symbolic Logic, first published in 1896, contains literally dozens of puzzles. He believed heartily that children would enjoy learning mathematics if they could be enticed by amusing stories and puzzles. The Game of Logic, published in 1897, was intended to teach logic to children. His "game" consisted of a card with two diagrams, together with a set of counters, five grey and four red. The two diagrams were Carroll's version of a two-set and a three-set Venn diagram. A manuscript of a brief lecture Lewis Carroll once gave, Feeding the Mind, discusses the importance of not only feeding the body, but also the mind. Carroll wittily puts forth connections between the diet of the body and mind, and gives helpful tips on how to best digest knowledge in the brain. This essay was originally printed in 1907. Lewis Carroll ((1832-1898) is best known as the author of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. His real name was Charles Dodgson. His father, the Reverend Charles Dodgson, instilled in his son a love of mathematics from an early age. Lewis studied at Oxford, and later taught there as a Mathematics Lecturer.

Symbolic Logic

Author: Dale Jacquette

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 488

View: 1185

This comprehensive intro text covers central topics of elementary and symbolic logic. It contains many problems and exercises and provides a solid foundation for continued study of advanced topics in logic.

Symbolic Logic 4e

Author: Dr. Daniel Kern

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365005887

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 8576

Designed for a first, college-level course in Symbolic Logic, in class or online. Covers Sentential Logic, Natural Deduction, Truth Trees, Predicate Logic and Quantifier Logic.