Logic For Dummies
Logic For Dummies
ISBN: 978-0-471-79941-2 November 2006 388 Pages
- Formal Logic
- Constructing proofs and refutations
- Propositional and predicate logic
- Modal and fuzzy logic
- Symbolic logic
- Deductive and inductive reasoning
Logic For Dummies tracks an introductory logic course at the college level. Concrete, real-world examples help you understand each concept you encounter, while fully worked out proofs and fun logic problems encourage you students to apply what you’ve learned.
Table of contents
Part I: Overview of Logic.
Chapter 1: What Is This Thing Called Logic?
Chapter 2: Logical Developments from Aristotle to the Computer.
Chapter 3: Just for the Sake of Argument.
Part II: Formal Sentential Logic (SL).
Chapter 4: Formal Affairs.
Chapter 5: The Value of Evaluation.
Chapter 6: Turning the Tables: Evaluating Statements with Truth Tables.
Chapter 7: Taking the Easy Way Out: Creating Quick Tables.
Chapter 8: Truth Grows on Trees.
Part III: Proofs, Syntax, and Semantics in SL.
Chapter 9: What Have You Got to Prove?
Chapter 10: Equal Opportunities: Putting Equivalence Rules to Work.
Chapter 11: Big Assumptions with Conditional and Indirect Proofs.
Chapter 12: Putting It All Together: Strategic Moves to Polish Off Any Proof.
Chapter 13: One for All and All for One.
Chapter 14: Syntactical Maneuvers and Semantic Considerations.
Part IV: Quantifier Logic (QL).
Chapter 15: Expressing Quantity with Quality: Introducing Quantifier Logic.
Chapter 16: QL Translations.
Chapter 17: Proving Arguments with QL.
Chapter 18: Good Relations and Positive Identities.
Chapter 19: Planting a Quantity of Trees.
Part V: Modern Developments in Logic.
Chapter 20: Computer Logic.
Chapter 21: Sporting Propositions: Non-Classical Logic.
Chapter 22: Paradox and Axiomatic Systems.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Quotes about Logic.
Chapter 24: Ten Big Names in Logic.
Chapter 25: Ten Tips for Passing a Logic Exam.