David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (2003)
Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He 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 discussion is richly illustrated with worked examples and exercises. A distinctive feature is that, alongside the formal work, there is illuminating philosophical commentary. This book will make an ideal text for a first logic course, and will provide a firm basis for further work in formal and philosophical logic.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$29.34 direct from Amazon (6% off) $174.35 used $390.12 new Amazon page|
|Call number||BC71.S62 2003|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Jan Heylen (2016). Russell's Revenge: A Problem for Bivalent Fregean Theories of Descriptions. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 96 (4).
Vladimír Svoboda & Jaroslav Peregrin (forthcoming). Logically Incorrect Arguments. Argumentation:1-25.
Philip H. P. Nguyen, Ken Kaneiwa, Dan R. Corbett & Minh-Quang Nguyen (2009). Meta-Relation and Ontology Closure in Conceptual Structure Theory. Artificial Intelligence and Law 17 (4):291-320.
Similar books and articles
Catarina Dutilh Novaes (2011). The Different Ways in Which Logic is (Said to Be) Formal. History and Philosophy of Logic 32 (4):303 - 332.
Paul Tomassi (1999). Logic. Routledge.
J. C. Beall (2003). Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued Logic. Oxford University Press.
Graham Priest (2000). Logic: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Ralph H. Johnson (1999). The Relation Between Formal and Informal Logic. Argumentation 13 (3):265-274.
Samuel D. Guttenplan (1997). The Languages of Logic: An Introduction to Formal Logic. Blackwell Publishers.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads75 ( #48,058 of 1,780,773 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #165,698 of 1,780,773 )
How can I increase my downloads?