The Logic Book

Author: Merrie Bergmann,James Moor,Jack Nelson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9781259010606


Page: 611

View: 1950

"The Logic Book" is a leading text for symbolic logic courses that presents all concepts and techniques with clear, comprehensive explanations. There is a wealth of carefully constructed examples throughout the text, and its flexible organization places materials within largely self-contained chapters that allow instructors the freedom to cover the topics they want, in the order they choose.

A logic book

fundamentals of reasoning

Author: Robert M. Johnson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Philosophy

Page: 394

View: 1127

Fundamentals of Reasoning

A Logic Book

Author: Robert M. Johnson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534561086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 418

View: 3313

The predominant strategy of this text is to move from the simple to the complex. It includes topics such as categorical and sentential logic, informal fallacies, inductive logic, and extended arguments. With a non-technical approach, this book leads students step-by-step through simple demonstrations and then on to more complex material as their comfort level increases. Well designed examples, sample problems, explanatory charts and diagrams, and exercises abound.

Illustrations of the Logic of Science

Author: Charles Sanders Peirce

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698525

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 4619

Charles Peirce’s Illustrations of the Logic of Science is an early work in the philosophy of science and the official birthplace of pragmatism. It contains Peirce’s two most influential papers: “The Fixation of Belief” and “How to Make Our Ideas Clear,” as well as discussions on the theory of probability, the ground of induction, the relation between science and religion, and the logic of abduction. Unsatisfied with the result and driven by a constant, almost feverish urge to improve his work, Peirce spent considerable time and effort revising these papers. After the turn of the century these efforts gained significant momentum when Peirce sought to establish his role in the development of pragmatism while distancing himself from the more popular versions that had become current. The present edition brings together the original series as it appeared in Popular Science Monthly and a selection of Peirce’s later revisions, many of which remained hidden in the mass of messy manuscripts that were left behind after his death in 1914.

The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic

Selected Essays

Author: Jaakko Hintikka,Merrill B.P. Hintikka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792300403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

View: 683

somewhat like Henkin's nonstandard interpretation of higher-order logics, while the right semantics [or logical modalities is an analogue to the standard of type theory in Henkin's sense. interpretation Another possibility would be to follow W.V. Quine's advice to give up logi­ cal modalities as being beyond repair. Or we could also try to develop a logic of conceptual possibility, restricting the range of our "possible worlds" to those compatible with the transcendental presuppositions of our own conceptual sys­ tem. This looks in fact like one of the most interesting possible theories I have dreamt of developing but undoubtedly never will. Its kinship with Kant's way of thinking should be obvious. Besides putting the entire enterprise of possible-worlds semantics into a perspective, we can also see that the actual history of possible-worlds seman­ tics is more complicated than it might first appear to be. For the standard in­ terpretation of modal logics has reared its beautiful head repeatedly in the writings of Stig Kanger, Richard Montague the pre-Montague-semantics theorist, and Nino Cocchiarella.

The Logic of Education (RLE Edu K)

Author: Paul H Hirst,R S Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136492291

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6314

This book explores the implications for the curriculum, for teaching and for the authority structure of schools and colleges of an analysis of ‘education’ in which the development of knowledge and understanding is accorded a central position. The book explains what philosophy of education is, and by concentrating on its central concepts, initiates readers into exploring it for themselves. It also serves as a succinct introduction to the growing literature on philosophy of education in the UK.

Logic Book

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146727870X

Category: Education

Page: 37

View: 304

Facts101 is your complete guide to Logic Book. In this book, you will learn topics such as SENTENTIAL LOGIC: SEMANTICS, SENTENTIAL LOGIC: TRUTH-TREES, SENTENTIAL LOGIC: DERIVATIONS, and SENTENTIAL LOGIC: METATHEORY plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Logic of Images in International Relations

Author: Robert Jervis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231069328

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 1335

The summation of more than two thousand years of one of the world's most august literary traditions, this volume also represents the achievements of four hundred years of Western scholarship on China. The selections include poetry, drama, fiction, songs, biographies, and works of early Chinese philosophy and history rendered in English by the most renowned translators of classical Chinese literature: Arthur Waley, Ezra Pound, David Hawkes, James Legge, Burton Watson, Stephen Owen, Cyril Birch, A. C. Graham, Witter Bynner, Kenneth Rexroth, and others. Arranged chronologically and by genre, each chapter is introduced by definitive quotes and brief introductions chosen from classic Western sinological treatises. Beginning with discussions of the origins of the Chinese writing system and selections from the earliest "genre" of Chinese literature--the Oracle Bone inscriptions--the book then proceeds with selections from: * early myths and legends; * the earliest anthology of Chinese poetry, the Book of Songs; * early narrative and philosophy, including the I Ching, Tao-te Ching, and the Analects of Confucius; * rhapsodies, historical writings, magical biographies, ballads, poetry, and miscellaneous prose from the Han and Six Dynasties period; * the court poetry of the Southern Dynasties; * the finest gems of Tang poetry; and * lyrics, stories, and tales of the Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties eras. Special highlights include individual chapters covering each of the luminaries of Tang poetry: Wang Wei, Li Bo, Du Fu, and Bo Juyi; early literary criticism; women poets from the first to the tenth century C.E.; and the poetry of Zen and the Tao. Bibliographies, explanatory notes, copious illustrations, a chronology of major dynasties, and two-way romanization tables coordinating the Wade-Giles and pinyin transliteration systems provide helpful tools to aid students, teachers, and general readers in exploring this rich tradition of world literature.

The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Author: Karl Popper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134470029

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 1508

Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as one of Popper's most enduring books and contains insights and arguments that demand to be read to this day.

Intentionalität aus semiotischer Sicht

Peirceanische Perspektiven

Author: Stefan Kappner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110910861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 447

View: 9955

In the present-day philosophy of mind, the abilities to reflect and to relate thinking to reality are subsumed under the heading of "intentionality". How can these abilities be explained in the context of a view of the world determined by the natural sciences? Stefan Kappner answers this question by having recourse to Charles Sanders Peirce's semiotic theory.

The Logic of Care

Health and the Problem of Patient Choice

Author: Annemarie Mol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134053177

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 7902

**Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2010** What is good care? In this innovative and compelling book, Annemarie Mol argues that good care has little to do with 'patient choice' and, therefore, creating more opportunities for patient choice will not improve health care. Although it is possible to treat people who seek professional help as customers or citizens, Mol argues that this undermines ways of thinking and acting crucial to health care. Illustrating the discussion with examples from diabetes clinics and diabetes self care, the book presents the 'logic of care' in a step by step contrast with the 'logic of choice'. She concludes that good care is not a matter of making well argued individual choices but is something that grows out of collaborative and continuing attempts to attune knowledge and technologies to diseased bodies and complex lives. Mol does not criticise the practices she encountered in her field work as messy or ad hoc, but makes explicit what it is that motivates them: an intriguing combination of adaptability and perseverance. The Logic of Care: Health and the problem of patient choice is crucial reading for all those interested in the theory and practice of care, including sociologists, anthropologists and health care professionals. It will also speak to policymakers and become a valuable source of inspiration for patient activists.

Probability Theory

The Logic of Science

Author: E. T. Jaynes,G. Larry Bretthorst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521592710

Category: Mathematics

Page: 727

View: 6069



Author: Mancur OLSON

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674041666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 4706

This book develops an original theory of group and organizational behavior that cuts across disciplinary lines and illustrates the theory with empirical and historical studies of particular organizations. Applying economic analysis to the subjects of the political scientist, sociologist, and economist, Mancur Olson examines the extent to which individuals who share a common interest find it in their individual interest to bear the costs of the organizational effort.

Lectures on the Logic of Computer Programming

Author: Zohar Manna

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898711649

Category: Computers

Page: 49

View: 5211

This monograph deals with aspects of the computer programming process that involve techniques derived from mathematical logic. The author focuses on proving that a given program produces the intended result whenever it halts, that a given program will eventually halt, that a given program is partially correct and terminates, and that a system of rewriting rules always halts. Also, the author describes the intermediate behavior of a given program, and discusses constructing a program to meet a given specification.

The Logic of the History of Ideas

Author: Mark Bevir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016841

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 961

Human cultures generate meanings, and the history of ideas, broadly conceived, is the study of these meanings. An adequate theory of culture must therefore rest on a suitable philosophical enquiry into the nature of the history of ideas. Mark Bevir's book explores the forms of reasoning appropriate to the history of ideas, enhancing our understanding by grappling with central questions such as: What is a meaning? What constitutes objective knowledge of the past? What are beliefs and traditions? How can we explain why people held the beliefs they did? The book ranges widely over issues and theorists associated with post-analytic philosophy, post-modernism, hermeneutics, literary theory, political thought, and social theory.

The Logic of Real Arguments

Author: Alec Fisher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521654814

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 9815

This new and expanded edition of The Logic of Real Arguments explains a distinctive method for analysing and evaluating arguments. It discusses many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It aims to help students to think critically about the kind of sustained, theoretical arguments which they commonly encounter in the course of their studies, including arguments about the natural world, about society, about policy, and about philosophy.