Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

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by Lewis Carroll
     
 

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In this unique fusion of logical thought and inimitable whimsy, Over 350 ingenious problems involve classical logic: logic is expressed in terms of symbols; syllogisms and the sorites are diagrammed; logic becomes a game played with 2 diagrams and a set of counters. Two books bound as one.

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In this unique fusion of logical thought and inimitable whimsy, Over 350 ingenious problems involve classical logic: logic is expressed in terms of symbols; syllogisms and the sorites are diagrammed; logic becomes a game played with 2 diagrams and a set of counters. Two books bound as one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486204925
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1958
Series:
Dover Recreational Math Series
Pages:
335
Sales rank:
647,979
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

Lewis Carroll (1832–98) was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are rich repositories of his sparkling gifts for wordplay, logic, and fantasy.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 27, 1832
Date of Death:
January 14, 1898
Place of Birth:
Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Place of Death:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Education:
Richmond School, Christ Church College, Oxford University, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1857
Website:
http://www.lewis-carroll-birthplace.org.uk/

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Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JimJim More than 1 year ago
Lewis Carroll provides, for all people who happen upon this hard-to-find book, a gem of staggering excellence. Written in a clear, understandable, and witty fashion, Sir Dodgson gives his reader, in my opinion, one of the best introductions to symbolic logic to date. If ever you have found yourself in a quandary over how language, symbols, and expressions refer to truth, un-truth, falsity or fallacy, this book will assist in bringing some coherence to chaos. I strongly recommend
Guest More than 1 year ago
Programmers, especially object-oriented programmers, will appreciate that over 100 years ago Lewis Carroll used many of the concepts and terms that are commonly used in object-oriented programming today. Definitely a worthwhile read.

If you're not a programmer you'll enjoy the unique methods that Carroll employed to solve logic problems known as syllogisms. If you like logic problems, you'll love this book.