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Symbolic Logic: A First Course

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Paperback, Fourth Edition, 418 pages
Published by Ingram (first published January 28th 1994)
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Rob
Mar 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Hardegree covers truth tables, sentential logic, and predicate logic in a simple and memorable way, with everyday language that is easy to understand. He gives the rules of his system of symbolic logic without using their traditional names for the most part. Most rules are named by the action that is performed in the inference; for example, instead of Addition, in which the reasoner has "P" and then infers "P v Q", Hardegree has "wedge in," and instead of modus ponens and modus tollens, he has " ...more
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Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Undergraduates
A basic review of propositional and first-order predicate logic. The author engages the reader well, and offers down-to-earth examples for each new type of structure. Note that the text does not venture beyond basic predicate calculus: it is a good introductory text for students who may be unsure of the nature of mathematical proof, and would like to know what constitutes a sound argument to a mathematician.
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