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Logic For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-12036-1
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362 pages
March 2007
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Introduction.

Part I: Overview of Logic.

Chapter 1: What Is This Thing Called Logic?

Chapter 2: Logical Developments from Aristotle to the Computer.

Chapter 3: Just for the Sake of Argument.

Part II: Formal Sentential Logic (SL).

Chapter 4: Formal Affairs.

Chapter 5: The Value of Evaluation.

Chapter 6: Turning the Tables: Evaluating Statements with Truth Tables.

Chapter 7: Taking the Easy Way Out: Creating Quick Tables.

Chapter 8: Truth Grows on Trees.

Part III: Proofs, Syntax, and Semantics in SL.

Chapter 9: What Have You Got to Prove?

Chapter 10: Equal Opportunities: Putting Equivalence Rules to Work.

Chapter 11: Big Assumptions with Conditional and Indirect Proofs.

Chapter 12: Putting It All Together: Strategic Moves to Polish Off Any Proof.

Chapter 13: One for All and All for One.

Chapter 14: Syntactical Maneuvers and Semantic Considerations.

Part IV: Quantifier Logic (QL).

Chapter 15: Expressing Quantity with Quality: Introducing Quantifier Logic.

Chapter 16: QL Translations.

Chapter 17: Proving Arguments with QL.

Chapter 18: Good Relations and Positive Identities.

Chapter 19: Planting a Quantity of Trees.

Part V: Modern Developments in Logic.

Chapter 20: Computer Logic.

Chapter 21: Sporting Propositions: Non-Classical Logic.

Chapter 22: Paradox and Axiomatic Systems.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Quotes about Logic.

Chapter 24: Ten Big Names in Logic.

Chapter 25: Ten Tips for Passing a Logic Exam.

Index.

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