Deduction: Introductory Symbolic Logic / Edition 2

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Deduction is an efficient and elegant presentation of classical first-order logic. It presents a truth tree system based on the work of Jeffrey, as well as a natural deduction system inspired by that of Kalish and Montague.

  • Efficient and elegant presentation of classical first-order logic.
  • Presents a truth tree system based on the work of Jeffrey, as well as a natural deduction system inspired by that of Kalish and Montague.
  • Contains detailed, yet accessible chapters on extensions and revisions of classical logic: modal logic, many-valued logic, fuzzy logic, intuitionistic logic, counterfactuals, deontic logic, common sense reasoning, and quantified modal logic.
  • Includes problem sets, designed to lead students gradually from easier to more difficult problems.

Further information and select answers to problems available here:

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Deduction is the best logic textbook on the market. It is modern, clean, elegant, sharp and direct. It is a perfect accompaniment to the most recent developments in philosophy and logic; in every sense the logic textbook for the twenty-first century.” Rick Benitez, University of Sydney
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631227106
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Bonevac is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Reduction in the Abstract Sciences (1982), which received the Johnsonian Prize from The Journal of Philosophy, as well as The Art and Science of Logic (1990), Simple Logic (1999), and Worldly Wisdom (2001). He also edited Today's Moral Issues (fourth edition, 2002), Understanding Non-Western Philosophy (with Stephen Phillips, 1993), and Beyond the Western Tradition: Readings in Moral and Political Philosophy (with William Boon and Stephen Phillips, 1992).

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1 Basic Concepts of Logic 1
2 Sentences 36
3 Truth Trees 76
4 Natural Deduction 107
5 Quantifiers 137
6 Quantified Truth Trees 173
7 Quantified Natural Deduction 206
8 Identity and Function Symbols 225
9 Necessity 249
10 Between Truth and Falsehood 295
11 Obligation 361
12 Counterfactuals 395
13 Common-Sense Reasoning 434
14 Quantifiers and Modality 475
Bibliography 504
Index 507
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