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Logic for dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : For Dummies ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2006.
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Logic concepts are more mainstream than you may realize. There's logic every place you look and in almost everything you do, from deciding which shirt to buy to asking your boss for a raise, and even  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Zegarelli
ISBN: 0471799416 9780471799412
OCLC Number: 71284849
Description: 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Overview of logic: What is this thing called logic? --
Logical developments from aristotle to the computer --
Just for the sake of argument --
Part II Formal sentential logic (sl): Formal affairs --
The value of evaluation --
Turning the tables: evaluating statements with truth tables --
Taking the easy way out: creating quick tables --
Truth grows on trees --
Part III Proofs, syntax, and semantics in sl: What have you got to prove? --
Equal opportunities:putting equivalence rules to work --
Big assumptions with conditional and indirect proofs --
Putting it all together: strategic moves to polish off any proof --
One for all and all for one --
Syntactical maneuvers and semantic considerations --
Part IV Quantifier logic (ql): Expressing quantity with quality. Introducing quantifier logic --
Ql translations --
Proving arguments with ql --
Good relations and positive identities --
Plantng a quantity of trees --
Part V Modern developments in logic: Computer logic --
Sporting propositions: non-classical logic --
Paradox and axiomatic systems --
Part VI The part of tens: Ten quotes about logic --
Ten big names in logic --
Ten tips for passing a logic exam.
Responsibility: Mark Zegarelli.

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