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Elementary logic

Elementary logic

Author: W V Quine
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2001], ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W V Quine
ISBN: 0674244516 9780674244511
OCLC Number: 52429883
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 129 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the Revised Edition Preface to the 1941 Edition 1. Introduction PART 1: STATEMENT COMPOSITION 2. Truth Values 3. Conjunction 4. Denial 5. 'Or' 6. 'But', 'although', 'unless' 7. 'If' 8. General and Subjunctive Conditionals 9. 'Because', 'hence', 'that' 10. Reduction to Conjunction and Denial 11. Grouping 12. Verbal Cues to Grouping 13. Paraphrasing Inward PART 2: TRUTH-FUNCTIONAL TRANSFORMATIONS 14. Substitution in Truth-Functional Schemata 15. Instances 16. Equivalent Schemata 17. Truth-Functional Equivalence 18. Replacement 19. Transformation 20. Proofs of Equivalence 21. Alternation and Duality 22. Normal Schemata 23. Validity 24. Truth-Functional Truth 25. Inconsistency and Truth-Functional Falsity 26. Implication between Schemata 27. Truth-Functional Implication PART 3: QUANTIFICATION 28. 'Something' 29. Quantifiers 30. Variables and Open Sentences 31. Variants of 'Some' 32. 'Some' Restricted 33. 'No' 34. 'Every' 35. Variants of 'Every' 36. Persons 37. Times and Places 38. Quantification in Context PART 4: QUANTIFICATIONAL INFERENCE 39. Quantificational Schemata 40. Predicates 41. Restraints on Introducing 42. Substitution Extended 43. Validity Extended 44. Equivalence Extended 45. Inconsistency Proofs 46. Logical Arguments 47. Identity and Singular Terms 48. Membership Index
Responsibility: Willard Van Orman Quine.


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