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A clear and succinct introduction to the two-valued logic pioneered by Aristotle. Associated topics covered include: the combinatorial basis of truth tables, Boolean Vector Arithmetic (an efficient implementation of truth tables utilizing matrices), rules of inference, the deductive argument form, as well as a brief logical analysis of Descartes' most famous argument.

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Published June 18th 2012 by Kindle Direct
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Faith Jones
Jun 18, 2017 Faith Jones rated it really liked it
I had this wonderful idea for an app that would use bivalent logic to evaluate and flag fake news.

Although bivalent or “missing middle” logic was invented by Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) in Organon (see the square of oppositions) and can be thought of as the basis for the microchip, where an electrical impulse can follow a circuit through different paths such as AND, IF (if and only if), OR or NOT gates (since replaced by the concept of negation as failure and yet to be replaced by quantum superpos
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I ordinarily might have skipped over this title, but it was written by Cliff Hays, who is an author I admire. I decided to read it and I am glad I did.

Despite the daunting sound of the title, Cliff Hays manages to communicate an abstruse subject with amazing clarity.

He is conscientious about laying out basic terminology at the beginning and clarifying concepts with tables and charts, and he even includes some end-of-chapter recaps to review terminology. Each point proceeds logically to the next
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What impresses me the most about this text is how adeptly Cliff Hays explains difficult concepts which might appear daunting if revealed any other way. His writing clearly illuminates the inextricable connection between philosophy, logic, and math, which I found to be quite intriguing. Even though the material itself is rigorous, the organizational flow and neatly arranged diagrams make this text easy to follow and refer back to. If only I'd had this available to use in college, I think it would ...more
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Epistemologist and author from the USA, primarily influenced by mathematics, science, and philosophy. Has written two science fiction short stories Dual Void and IHU ; one work of mathematics Bivalent Logic ; two works of epistemology and philosophy of science Aamrgan and On the Preservation of Enthusiasm ; as well as Essays in Science and Philosophy [2004 - 2009] (seven essays exploring ...more
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