Sweet reason : a field guide to modern logic (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Sweet reason : a field guide to modern logic

Sweet reason : a field guide to modern logic

Author: Thomas Tymoczko; Jim Henle
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2000.
Series: Textbooks in mathematical sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This introduction to the basics of formal and informal logic focuses on the real world, where the discipline of logic adds substance and meaning to all kinds of human discourse. It shows how logic is  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Tymoczko; Jim Henle
ISBN: 0387989307 9780387989303 0387989307
OCLC Number: 1024770923
Notes: Originally published: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1995.
Description: xxii, 644 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface for the General Reader.- Preface for Logic Teachers: How to Use this Book in Logic Courses.- Introduction.- A Taste of Logic.- Everything All at Once and a Warning.- Statement Logic, Formal Languages, and Informal Arguments.- Valid Arguments, Convincing Arguments, and Punk Logic.- Predicates, Programs, and Antique Logic.- Deduction, Infinity, and a Haircut.- Symbolic Sophistication, Induction, and Business Logic.- Completeness, Disbelief, Debates, and Dinner.- Paradox, Impossibility, and the Law.- Notes.- References.- Hints.- Some Answers.- Index.
Series Title: Textbooks in mathematical sciences.
Responsibility: Tom Tymoczko, Jim Henle.


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