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# Introducing Logic (Introducing Graphic Guides)

Introducing Logic makes this important discipline accessible to everyone using the series' popular illustrated format. This easy-to-follow guide maps the historical development of logic, explains its symbols and methodology, traces its influence in a variety of disciplines and shows logic in action in our digital age.

Paperback, 176 pages

Published
2001
by Totem Books

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It also explores:

* Syllogisms

* The attempts to found mathematics on logical foundations.

* Proof theory, Godel's theorem

* Philosophy of language (linguistics)

* AI, relativism, cognitive science

* Chomsky's linguistic theories

All in all it was quite informative and enjoyable throughout: perfectly suitable for a layman.

Recommended.

It is short and illustrated with nice artworks. It uses a historical approch to logic. From Aristotle to Turing and Chomsky many ideas are explored. These include Greek paradoxes, the scientific method, proof theory, Gödel's incompleteness theorem, relativism, intuitionism and several others.

My main take on the book is that is doesn't explore these ideas in any detail, it merely let's you know ...more

Wie auch alle anderen Teile dieser Reihe ist es ein tolles Übersichtswerk mit teilweise sehr unterhaltsamen Comic-Strips. Das diese nicht nur komödiantischen, sondern eben auch bildenden Wert haben, kann als eine der zentralen Stärken des "Comics" verstanden werden.

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Validity only guarantees the truth of the conclusion if the premises are

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For Wittgenstein, logic was something that both the world and language must have in common.

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A tautology is true in all situations, such as: 'Either it is raining or it is not raining.'

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Sorites paradox highlights a lack of rules to determine how many grains of sand make a heap.

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Physical objects themselves are nothing more than conventient myths that do the job of explaining and predicting experienc ...more

A good start for anyone interested in delving deeper into the subject.

Aug 16, 2016
José Oroño
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review of another edition

Recommends it for:
everyone

Shelves:
math-and-logic

I'd forgotten I even had this book in my currently-reading list. Ooops.

It's, for the most part, an overview of the history of the field that casually rushes through a couple of propositional calculus exercises before jumping straight into fuzzy logic, quantum logic and some basic philosophy and linguistics. It didn't teach me a whole lot about symbolic logic but, nevertheless, it was a breeze to read and further sparked my curiosity for the subject which is what, I'm sure, the author intended.

Th ...more

It's, for the most part, an overview of the history of the field that casually rushes through a couple of propositional calculus exercises before jumping straight into fuzzy logic, quantum logic and some basic philosophy and linguistics. It didn't teach me a whole lot about symbolic logic but, nevertheless, it was a breeze to read and further sparked my curiosity for the subject which is what, I'm sure, the author intended.

Th ...more

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“only because language has something in common with the world that it can be used to picture the world, so it is only because of logic that our sentences have meaning at all.”
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“Discovering Tautologies Logical symbols may be used in combination, which can help us calculate the truth condition of any logically complex sentences. For example, “p v ¬p”, which produces the following Truth Table: When a formula only has T’s under it in a Truth Table, it means that it is true in all situations. The sentence “Either it is raining or it is not raining” cannot be false. Logicians call this a tautology. In a tautology, one truth follows from another of necessity only because of the logical syntax. So we know that any sentence with the same logical syntax will always be true. This”
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