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Title: AN INTRODUCTION TO FORMAL LOGIC
By: Peter Smith
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0521008042
ISBN 13: 9780521008044
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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 6 November, 2003
Pages: 364
Description: A highly accessible guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic.
Synopsis: Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and then develops formal systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages, concentrating on the easily comprehensible 'tree' method. His discussion is richly illustrated with worked examples and exercises. A distinctive feature is that, alongside the formal work, there is illuminating philosophical commentary. This book will make an ideal text for a first logic course, and will provide a firm basis for further work in formal and philosophical logic.
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Publication: UK
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
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