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Logical Forms: An Introduction to Philosophical Logic, 2nd Edition

Logical Forms: An Introduction to Philosophical Logic, 2nd Edition

Mark Sainsbury

ISBN: 978-0-631-21679-7

Dec 2000, Wiley-Blackwell

436 pages

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$77.95

Description

Logical Forms explains both the detailed problems involved in finding logical forms and also the theoretical underpinnings of philosophical logic. In this revised edition, exercises are integrated throughout the book. The result is a genuinely interactive introduction which engages the reader in developing the argument. Each chapter concludes with updated notes to guide further reading.
Preface.

Introduction.

1. Validity.

2. Truth Functionality.

3. Conditionals and Probabilities.

4. Quantification.

5. Necessity.

6. The Project pf formalization.

Glossary.

List of Symbols.

Bibliography.

Index.

"This book provides a valuable philosophical accompaniment to the study of elementary formal logic, demonstrating the role of logical analysis in philosophy. The second edition takes account of new work from the last decade, and presents the old material with even greater clarity." Dorothy Edgington, University of Oxford

"Logical Forms is written in a way that makes the dry, abstract problems of philosophical logic accessible. It is one of the best books of its kind and is thoroughly recommended." Francis Moorcroft, University of Hull, THES, 1/6/01

  • Exercises are integrated throughout the book.
  • Interactive introduction which engages the reader.
  • Each chapter concludes with updated notes to guide further reading.
  • Includes the results of recent work and examines the formal languages of classical first order logic and modal logic, and some alternatives.