Logic and Information

Logic and Information

by Keith Devlin, Devlin, K. Devlin
     
 
Arguing that we must broaden our concept of logic to obtain a deeper understanding of intelligence and knowledge acquisition, this study outlines a new kind of logic that is capable of handling the issues involved in human communication and machine information processing.

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Arguing that we must broaden our concept of logic to obtain a deeper understanding of intelligence and knowledge acquisition, this study outlines a new kind of logic that is capable of handling the issues involved in human communication and machine information processing.

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"A bold effort to restore logic as the science of 'reasoning, thinking, and inference'....Devlin writes with uncommon clarity for an interdisciplinary audience of linguists, computer scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians." The American Mathematical Monthly

"Mathematically oriented readers interested in artificial intelligence and human cognition should be able to get new ideas from this well-written book." P. Jouvelot, Computing Reviews

"The ideas in this fascinating, challenging, but speculative, book are set forth with clarity and wit that does them justice." D.V. Feldman, Choice

"The ideas in this fascinating, challenging, but speculative, book are set forth with clarity and wit that does them justice." D.V. Feldman, Choice

"Mathematically oriented readers interested in artificial intelligence and human cognition should be able to get new ideas from this well-written book." P. Jouvelot, Computing Reviews

"...In Keith Devlin's work, however, regardless of which of these prognoses one favours, situation theory has found an able expositor. He has written a very good book indeed, which is bound to become a standard reference in the field." Neil Tennant, Philosophia Mathematica

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521499712
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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