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# Logic: An Introduction to Elementary Logic

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If a man supports Arsenal one day and Spurs the next then he is fickle but not necessarily illogical. From this starting point, and assuming no previous knowledge of logic, Wilfrid Hodges takes the reader through the whole gamut of logical expressions in a simple and lively way. Readers who are more mathematically adventurous will find optional sections introducing rather
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Paperback, Second Edition, 304 pages

Published
November 29th 2001
by Penguin
(first published August 28th 1980)

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Aug 06, 2011
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Ce livre d'introduction à la logique n'est pas approprié comme manuel pour un cours d'introduction à la logique formelle ou mathématique. Cependant, il est particulièrement bien fait pour introduire les étudiants à la logique tout court. La quasi-absence de formalisation permet une entrée douce au lecteur inconfortable avec la symbolisation. Je le recommande à tout étudiant débutant. De plus il est très peu cher...

Erg fijn boek als je benieuwd bent hoe logica nou eigenlijk werkt. Ik had overigens ook nooit verwacht dat iemand ...more

I learnt many things from the book and as a newcomer to elementary logic it took me a while to accustom myself to reading ...more

I like the book's progression, it starts off by reasoning about logical concepts in ordinary language, and then developing the case for Propositional Logic and First-Order Predicate Logic, it finishes with a 18-paged chapter on topics such as Liklihood, Intension, Modal Logic and Semantics.

I give the book 4 stars becuase the chapter on Predicate ...more

This book is a solid introduction to propositional and predicate logic. Hodges is a good logician, with many philosophical sensitivities - this shows in his brief treatment of various 'controversial' or 'bizarre' aspects of contemporary logic. I got a lot out of this book, particularly due to the vast number of exercises ranging from implementing phrase structure rules on natural language, to truth tables and predicate tableaux. One ...more

This one gets an extra star for picking clever sources for the text in its examples.

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