The Logic Manual

Paperback | September 19, 2010

byVolker Halbach

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The Logic Manual is a clear and concise introduction to logic for beginning philosophy students. It offers a complete introductory course, guiding the reader carefully through the topics in logic that are most important for the study of philosophy. It covers propositional and predicate logicwith and without identity. It includes an account of the semantics of these languages including definitions of truth and satisfaction. Natural deduction is used as a proof system. Volker Halbach introduces the essential concepts through examples and informal explanations as well as through abstractdefinitions. The Logic Manual provides the best entry to the general abstract way of thinking about language, logic, and semantics which is characteristic of contemporary philosophy. Exercises, examples, and sample examination papers are provided on an accompanying website.

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The Logic Manual is a clear and concise introduction to logic for beginning philosophy students. It offers a complete introductory course, guiding the reader carefully through the topics in logic that are most important for the study of philosophy. It covers propositional and predicate logicwith and without identity. It includes an acc...

Volker Halbach is Reader and CUF Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:September 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199587841

ISBN - 13:9780199587841

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Table of Contents

1. Sets, Relations, and Arguments2. Syntax and Semantics of Propositional Logic3. Formalisation in Propositional Logic4. The Syntax of Predicate Logic5. The Semantics of Predicate Logic6. Natural Deduction7. Formalisation in Predicate Logic8. Identity and Definite DescriptionsNatural Deduction Rules