Logic the basics beall jc logan shay a
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. I also have used it as a strongly recommended text for a graduate-level course in non-classical logic. It clearly introduces each new topic and shows how it connects to earlier chapters. Logan Author Logic: The Basics is an accessible introduction to several core areas of logic. Reviews 'This is an excellent introduction to logic: it is clear, careful, and concise.

With this new edition, Logic the basics is the best introductory textbook for non-classical logic. It is a fantastic choice for introducing undergraduates to exciting developments in logic. Alongside comprehensive coverage of the standard topics, this thoroughly revised second edition also introduces several philosophically important nonclassical logics, free logics, and modal logics, and gives the reader an idea of how they can take their knowledge further. It clearly introduces each new topic and shows how it connects to earlier chapters. This book is a marvelous introduction to philosophical logic that engages the issues without getting bogged down in formalities.

Logic: the Basics is essential reading for first-year undergraduate philosophy students on standard introductory logic courses. It is a roadmap that tells you how to navigate your way in the forest of different logical theories. The text is perfect background reading for those who have only had a basic course in logic. Glimpsing Different Logical Roads 12. I am immediately adopting it as the main text for introductory logic as the style is accessible and engaging while the content puts forward philosophical logic as the exciting and creative field that it is.

Alongside comprehensive coverage of the standard topics, this thoroughly revised second edition also introduces several philosophically important nonclassical logics, free logics, and modal logics, and gives the reader an idea of how they can take their knowledge further. A List of Common Abbreviations. The first part of the book features a self-contained introduction to the standard topics in classical logic, such as: - mathematical preliminaries - propositional logic - quantified logic first monadic, then polyadic - English and standard 'symbolic translations' - tableau procedures. May be without endpapers or title page. It is a fantastic choice for introducing undergraduates to exciting developments in logic. The text is perfect background reading for those who have only had a basic course in logic.

This text contains one of the most accessible introductions to paracomplete and paraconsistent logics available. The first part of the book features a self-contained introduction to the standard topics in classical logic, such as: mathematical preliminaries propositional logic quantified logic first monadic, then polyadic English and standard 'symbolic translations' tableau procedures. What makes the book particularly valuable is the development of paracomplete and paraconsistent logics alongside classical logic. Anyone looking to explore what lies beyond a first course in logic must read this book. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. It is a roadmap that tells you how to navigate your way in the forest of different logical theories. Logic: The Basics is a hands-on introduction to the philosophically alive field of logical inquiry.

This book is a marvelous introduction to philosophical logic that engages the issues without getting bogged down in formalities. With its wealth of exercises solutions available in the encyclopedic online supplement , Logic: The Basics is a useful textbook for courses ranging from the introductory level to the early graduate level, and also as a reference for students and researchers in philosophical logic. Excellent for a one-semester course, or for individuals who have heard that contemporary logic is pluralistic, and want to know more. With this new edition, Logic the basics is the best introductory textbook for non-classical logic. His books include Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued Logic with Bas van Fraassen, Logical Pluralism with Greg Restall, and Spandrels of Truth.