Beginning Logic

Author: E.J. Lemmon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412380907

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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The aim of this book is to provide an exposition of elementary formal logic. The course, which is primarily intended for first-year students who have no previous knowledge of the subject, forms a working basis for more advanced reading and is presented in such a way as to be intelligible to the layman. The nature of logic is examined with the gradual introduction of worked samples showing how to distinguish the sound statement from the unsound. Arguments whose soundness cannot be proved by propositional calculus are discussed, and it is shown how formalization can reveal the logical form of arguments. The final section of the book deals with the application of the predicate calculus as applied in various other fields of logic.

A Teaching Companion to Lemmon's Beginning Logic

Author: George F. Schumm

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915144655

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

View: 4782

This brief volume supplements Lemmon's classic introductory logic text with almost 200 new exercises, many of them solved, solutions to selected exercises in Beginning Logic itself, a helpful commentary on Lemmon’s use of key technical terms, alternative formulations, and advice to students.

Beginning Links to Logic - Grades 2-4

Author: Tiffany Rosengarten

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0228301106

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 48

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Welcome to the beginner’s world of logic! Logical thinking is a lifelong skill that is developed, practiced, and even enjoyed. The reproducible activities and puzzles in the five sections of this book are designed to teach students to think through problems. Sections include deductive reasoning puzzles, math-based puzzles, language arts puzzles, following directions, and riddles. Students will develop a process of identifying the question, gathering the necessary information, analyzing this information, and finding a solution. A lifetime of logical thinking awaits your students—start them on a positive path with Beginning Links to Logic!

Beginning Logic

Author: E. J. Lemmon

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915144501

Category: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical

Page: 225

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The Opening of Hegel's Logic

From Being to Infinity

Author: Stephen Houlgate

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557532572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

View: 1748

Hegel is one of the most important modern philosophers, whose thought influenced the development of existentialism, Marxism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. Yet Hegel's central text, the monumental Science of Logic, still remains for most philosophers (both figuratively and literally) a firmly closed book. The purpose of The Opening of Hegel's Logic is to dispel the myths that surround the Logic and to show that Hegel's unjustly neglected text is a work of extraordinary subtlety and insight. Part One of The Opening of Hegel's Logic argues that the Logic provides a rigorous derivation of the fundamental categories of thought and contrasts Hegel's approach to the categories with that of Kant. It goes on to examine the historical and linguistic presuppositions of Hegel's self-critical, "presuppositionless" logic and, in the process, considers several signifi-cant criticisms of such logic advanced by Schelling, Feuerbach, Gadamer, and Kierkegaard. Separate chapters are devoted to the relation between logic and ontology in Hegel's Logic and to the relation between the Logic itself and the Phenomenology. Part Two contains the text - in German and English - of the first two chapters of Hegel's Logic, which cover such categories as being, becoming, something, limit, finitude, and infinity. Part Three then provides a clear and accessible commentary on these two chapters that both examines Hegel's arguments in detail and relates his insights to those of other philosophers, such as Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and Levinas. The Opening of Hegel's Logic aims to help students and scholars read Hegel's often formidably difficult text for themselves and discover the wealth of philosophical riches that it contains. It also argues that Hegel's project of a presuppositionless science of logic is one that deserves serious consideration today.

Beginning Links to Logic - Grades 1-2

Author: Sara Inskeep,Bonnie J. Krueger

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429108479

Category: Games

Page: 48

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Logical thinking is an important link in the foundation of all communication and understanding. Addresses the National Education Standards.

An Introduction to Hegel's Logic

Author: Justus Hartnack

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872204249

Category: Philosophy

Page: 126

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Justus Hartnack provides a highly accessible, philosophically astute introduction to Hegel's logic--one of those rare books that rewards readers at any level of sophistication--and the ideal text for students about to embark on the study of this challenging topic.

Beginning Digital Electronics Through Projects

Author: Andrew Singmin

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780750672696

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 7521

This follow-up to "Beginning Analog Electronics Through Projects" offers readers more practical electronics circuit theory and building techniques with over a dozen useful digital experiments. Step-by-step instructions help readers learn techniques for component identification, soldering, troubleshooting, and more.


Author: Paul Tomassi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134705913

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Bringing elementary logic out of the academic darkness into the light of day, Paul Tomassi makes logic fully accessible for anyone attempting to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject. Including student-friendly exercises, illustrations, summaries and a glossary of terms, Logic introduces and explains: * The Theory of Validity * The Language of Propositional Logic * Proof-Theory for Propositional Logic * Formal Semantics for Propositional Logic including the Truth-Tree Method * The Language of Quantificational Logic including the Theory of Descriptions. Logic is an ideal textbook for any logic student: perfect for revision, staying on top of coursework or for anyone wanting to learn about the subject. Related downloadable software for Macs and PCs is available for this title at

Elementary Logic

Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674244511

Category: Philosophy

Page: 129

View: 7560

Now much revised since its first appearance in 1941, this book, despite its brevity, is notable for its scope and rigor. It provides a single strand of simple techniques for the central business of modern logic. Basic formal concepts are explained, the paraphrasing of words into symbols is treated at some length, and a testing procedure is given for truth-function logic along with a complete proof procedure for the logic of quantifiers. Fully one third of this revised edition is new, and presents a nearly complete turnover in crucial techniques of testing and proving, some change of notation, and some updating of terminology. The study is intended primarily as a convenient encapsulation of minimum essentials, but concludes by giving brief glimpses of further matters.

Heidegger and Language

Author: Jeffrey Powell

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253007402

Category: Philosophy

Page: 287

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"The essays collected in this volume take a new look at the role of language in the thought of Martin Heidegger to reassess its significance for contemporary philosophy. They consider such topics as Heidegger's engagement with the Greeks, expression in language, poetry, the language of art and politics, and the question of truth. Heidegger left his unique stamp on language, giving it its own force and shape, especially with reference to concepts such as Dasein, understanding, and attunement, which have adistinctive place in his philosophy"--Back cover.

Balance Benders Beginning

Logic and Algebraic Reasoning Puzzles

Author: Robert Femiano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781601442253

Category: Algebra

Page: 48

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Presents reproducible worksheets designed to help students develop deductive thinking and pre-algebra skills through balance puzzles that focus on algebraic thinking concepts.


An Introductory Course

Author: W.H. Newton-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134949022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 4296

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

Author: Stanley Rosen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606591X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

View: 2000

Although Hegel considered Science of Logic essential to his philosophy, it has received scant commentary compared with the other three books he published in his lifetime. Here philosopher Stanley Rosen rescues the Science of Logic from obscurity, arguing that its neglect is responsible for contemporary philosophy’s fracture into many different and opposed schools of thought. Through deep and careful analysis, Rosen sheds new light on the precise problems that animate Hegel’s overlooked book and their tremendous significance to philosophical conceptions of logic and reason. Rosen’s overarching question is how, if at all, rationalism can overcome the split between monism and dualism. Monism—which claims a singular essence for all things—ultimately leads to nihilism, while dualism, which claims multiple, irreducible essences, leads to what Rosen calls “the endless chatter of the history of philosophy.” The Science of Logic, he argues, is the fundamental text to offer a new conception of rationalism that might overcome this philosophical split. Leading readers through Hegel’s book from beginning to end, Rosen’s argument culminates in a masterful chapter on the Idea in Hegel. By fully appreciating theScience of Logic and situating it properly within Hegel’s oeuvre, Rosen in turn provides new tools for wrangling with the conceptual puzzles that have brought so many other philosophers to disaster.

Non-Monotonic Extensions of Logic Programming

Second International Workshop NMELP '96, Bad Honnef, Germany September 5 - 6, 1996, Selected Papers

Author: Germany) NMELP'96 (2nd : 1996 : Bad Honnef,Juergen Dix,Luis Moniz Pereira,Teodor C. Przymusinski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540628439

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Extensions of Logic Programming, NMELP '96, held in Bad Honnef, Germany, in September 1996. The nine full papers presented in the volume in revised version were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 18 submissions; the set of papers addresses theoretical, applicational and implementational issues and reflects the current state of the art in the area of non-monotonic extensions of logic programming. An introductory survey by the volume editors entitled "Prolegomena to Logic Programming for Non-Monotonic Reasoning" deserves special mentioning; it contains a bibliography listing 136 entries.

Ancient Logic and Its Modern Interpretations

Proceedings of the Buffalo Symposium on Modernist Interpretations of Ancient Logic, 21 and 22 April, 1972

Author: J. Corcoran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401021309

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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During the last half century there has been revolutionary progress in logic and in logic-related areas such as linguistics. HistoricaI knowledge of the origins of these subjects has also increased significantly. Thus, it would seem that the problem of determining the extent to which ancient logical and linguistic theories admit of accurate interpretation in modern terms is now ripe for investigation. The purpose of the symposium was to gather logicians, philosophers, linguists, mathematicians and philologists to present research results bearing on the above problem with emphasis on logic. Presentations and discussions at the symposium focused themselves into five areas: ancient semantics, modern research in ancient logic, Aristotle's logic, Stoic logic, and directions for future research in ancient logic and logic-related areas. Seven of the papers which appear below were originally presented at the symposium. In every case, discussion at the symposium led to revisions, in some cases to extensive revisions. The editor suggested still further revisions, but in every case the author was the finaljudge of the work that appears under his name.


Author: W. V. QUINE,W. V Quine

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042492

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 1418

Now much revised since its first appearance in 1941, this book, despite its brevity, is notable for its scope and rigor. It provides a single strand of simple techniques for the central business of modern logic. Basic formal concepts are explained, the paraphrasing of words into symbols is treated at some length, and a testing procedure is given for truth-function logic along with a complete proof procedure for the logic of quantifiers. Fully one third of this revised edition is new, and presents a nearly complete turnover in crucial techniques of testing and proving, some change of notation, and some updating of terminology. The study is intended primarily as a convenient encapsulation of minimum essentials, but concludes by giving brief glimpses of further matters.

Logic and System

A Study of the Transition from “Vorstellung” to Thought in the Philosophy of Hegel

Author: M. Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401197113

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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This book will examine one of the oldest problems in understanding what Hegel was trying to do. What is the place ofthe Logic in the Hegelian system? That is, how did Hegel see the relation between "pure thought" and its origins or applications in our many forms of experience? A novel approach to this old question has been adopted. This book will study Hegers account of what he regarded as the dosest "illustrations" of pure thinking, namely the way we find our thought in language and the way philosophieal truths are expressed in religious talk. The preface will indicate the problem and the approach. The introduction will examine three recent works on Hegel and suggest how they invite the sort of study which is pro posedhere. of all wisdom, a time There was a time when Hegel was read as the source also when he was treated only as an occasion of ridicule. Both are now past. The attitude of metaphysicians is more cautious, that oftheir opponents more receptive. Each side is better prepared to allow those who hold an assured place in the history of philosophy to speak for themselves and reveal their achievements and their limits. In this atmosphere there is special reason, on both sides, for the study of Hege!. No one has made such extreme claims for metaphysical thought and developed it so extensively and systematieally. No one has demanded more from posterity in the criticism of such thought.

Memory, History, Justice in Hegel

Author: Angelica Nuzzo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230371035

Category: Philosophy

Page: 211

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This reconstruction of the work of 'dialectical memory' in Hegel raises the fundamental question of the principle that presides on the articulation of history and indicates in Hegel's philosophy two alternative models of conceiving history: one that grounds history on 'ethical memory,' the other that sees justice as the moving principle of history.