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An Introduction to Formal Logic

An Introduction to Formal Logic Peter Smith 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

  • Title: An Introduction to Formal Logic
  • Author: Peter Smith
  • ISBN: 9780521008044
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peter Smith 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 His commentary is supplemented with examples and exercises, making the text appropriate for a first logic course The book will also provPeter Smith 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 His commentary is supplemented with examples and exercises, making the text appropriate for a first logic course The book will also provide a basis for further research in formal and philosophical logic.

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    1. This is the best logic textbook I've encountered so far. Very clear and precise in it's presentation of concepts. just finished basic propositional logic without conditionals, and have started the sections adding the material conditionals, and again, this is the best book I've tried so far. Next: proofs (trees), and then, quantification! (whoo hoo!! right?)ees are a breeze(sorry!)ed proofs section (for propositional logic), and finally moving beyond the "baby stuff" into Quantificational Logic! [...]

    2. This book was simpler and more conducive to internalizing basic logic than the UCLA Logic Software program and the accompanying "terrytext" that I used my first time around this stuff in undergrad.

    3. Not my style. Takes him 190 pages to get through what Smullyan covers in 30. There are a few good nuggets but for the most part his explanations confuse rather than illuminate.

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