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Author Restall, Greg, 1969-

Title Logic : an introduction / Greg Restall
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2006]


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 MELB  160 Res/Lai  DUE 11-07-19
Description xiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Fundamentals of philosophy
Fundamentals of philosophy.
Contents Propositional logic -- Propositions and arguments -- Connectives and argument forms -- Truth tables -- Trees -- Vagueness and bivalence -- Conditionality -- Natural deduction -- Predicate logic -- Predicates, names, and quantifiers -- Models for predicate logic -- Trees for predicate logic -- Identity and functions -- Definite descriptions -- Some things do not exist -- What is a predicate? -- What is logic?
Summary "Greg Restall's Logic provides concise introductions to propositional and first-order predicate logic while showing how formal logic intersects with substantial philosophical issues such as vagueness, conditionals, relevance, propositional attitudes, and opaque contents. [Also examined are]... the ideas behind modal logic, free logic, and other non-standard logics and ... the nature of logic itself. The book covers both natural deduction and tree methods for proving validity. Restall examines many of the interesting issues raised by basic logical techniques and will undoubtedly stimulate further study in the discipline." --mqup
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 218-219
Subject Logic.
ISBN 0773524223 (hbk.)
0773524231 (paperback)
9780773524224 (hbk.)