Hyperproof: For Macintosh / Edition 2

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Overview

Hyperproof is a system for learning the principles of analytical reasoning and proof construction, consisting of a text and a Macintosh software program. Unlike traditional treatments of first-order logic, Hyperproof combines graphical and sentential information, presenting a set of logical rules for integrating these different forms of information. This strategy allows students to focus on the information content of proofs, rather than the syntactic structure of sentences. Using Hyperproof the student learns to construct proofs of both consequence and nonconsequence using an intuitive proof system that extends the standard set of sentential rules to incorporate information represented graphically. Hyperproof is compatible with various natural-deduction-style proof systems, including the system used in the authors' Language of First-Order Logic.
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This book/disk package describes a system for learning the principles of analytical reasoning and proof construction, combining graphical and sentential information and presenting a set of logic rules for integrating different forms of information. The accompanying software checks the logical validity of each type of proof. The text is compatible with various natural-deduction-style proof systems. CIP gives the title as Hyperproof for the Macintosh. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Jon Barwise (1942-2000) was a mathematician, philosopher and logician. He taught at the Universities of Yale and Wisconsin before becoming the first director of the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. From 1990 until his death he was professor of philosophy at Indiana University. John Etchemendy has been professor of philosophy at Stanford since 1983. In 2000 he became Provost of Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

About Hyperproof
I: Basic Concepts
1: Comparing Tarski's World and Hyperproof
2: Proofs of Consequence and Nonconsequence
3: Sentential Consequence Rules
4: Proofs of Consistency and Inconsistency
II: Diagrammatic Reasoning
5: The Apply Rule
6: Reasoning by Cases
7: Independence Proofs
III: Sentential Reasoning
8: Sentence Connective Rules
9: Quantifier and Identity Rules
10: Axioms and Analytic Consequence
11: Logic and Observation A. Using Hyperproof B. Summary of Goals C. The LoFOL Proof System Index Index of Try Me Files

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