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Logic primer

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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StatementColin Allen and Michael Hand.
ContributionsHand, Michael.
LC ClassificationsBC108 .A543 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 171 p. ;
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1709622M
ISBN 100262510650
LC Control Number92011314

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Logic Primer is a classroom and laboratory for students engaged in the study of logic. From the writings of Dr. Gordon H. Clark, logic is defined as "the science of necessary inference.". The Primer divides into seven chapters. Chapter 1 defines necessary basic terms to enable the reader to begin the investigation/5. The other thing to say about this textbook in contrast to Logic Primer is it uses a different logical system. I said that Logic Primer is a natural deduction system; you start with your premises and you try to reach your conclusion, so you’re moving through steps to try to get to your conclusion. Hodges uses a different system, which is called a tree proof system.   Logic Primer presents a rigorous introduction to natural deduction systems of sentential and first-order logic. The text is designed to foster the student-instructor relationship/5. Logic Primer is a logic classroom and laboratory for students engaged in the study of logic. Logic is defined as "the science of necessary inference," from the writ ings of Dr. Gordon H. Clark. He locates the biblical origin of logic in John , the necessary inference being: Logic Is Size: 1MB.

Welcome to the A Modern Formal Logic Primer website. The Primer was published in by Prentice Hall, since acquired by Pearson Education. Pearson Education has allowed the Primer to go out of print and returned the copyright to me. I am now happy to make it . This book is intended for a one-semester course in which propositional logic and predicate logic are introduced, but no metatheory. (Any student who has mastered the material in this book will be well prepared to take a second course on metatheory, using Lemmon's classic, Beginning Logic, or even Tennant's Natural Logic.). Zip file of the entire Logic Primer, hosted on ; Preface to Volumes I and II: A Guide to the Primer; Table of Contents Volume I; Solutions Manual for Volume 1; Chapter 1, Basic Ideas and Tools; Chapter 2, Transcription between English and Sentence Logic; Chapter 3, Logical Equivalence, Logical Truths, and Contradictions. You are reading this book. This is a logic book.:_: You are a logic student. This is not a terrible argument. Most people who read this book are logic students. Yet, it is possible for someone besides a logic student to read this book. If your roommate picked up the book and thumbed through it, they would not immediately become a logic student.

A very cheap book for intro logic is Logic Primer by Hand. It doesn't have much teaching in it, but it has loads of problems and it progresses naturally. I have loved reading through it. Posted by 4 days ago.   A Basic Logic Primer During the coming week we will be featuring a series of 5 posts on the topic of logic. The purpose of this series of posts is to introduce the reader to the basics of logic. This is by no means a complete survey of the subject of logic, but is intended to serve as a very basic primer. This is a review of Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking, an open source book version by Matthew Van Cleave. The comparison book used was Patrick J. Hurley’s A Concise Introduction to Logic 12th Edition published by Cengage as well as the 13th edition with the same title. Lori Watson is the second author on the 13th edition.4/5(8). Logic Primer differs from existing texts in several important ways. The proofs are shorter and more elegant. The rules of proof are stated in terms of denials of sentences rather than negations; this results in more intuitive rules that students learn more quickly. Most important pedagogically, the authors' natural deduction systems.