This outstanding book is a leading text for symbolic or formal logic courses All techniques and concepts are presented with clear, comprehensive explanations and numerous, carefully constructed examples. Its flexible organization (all chapters are complete and self-contained) allows instructors the freedom to cover the topics they want in the order they choose. The third edition incorporates many new and updated exercises and expanded discussions on evaluating arguments and symbolization in predicate logic. A free Student Solutions Manual is packaged with every copy of the textbook. Two logic programs, Bertie III and Twootie, are available as a free download from the University of Connecticut Philosophy Department’s Web site. The Web address for downloading the software is http://www.ucc.uconn.edu/~wwwphil/software.html. Bertie 3 is a proof checker for the natural deduction method and Twootie is a proof checker for the truth tree method.
Merrie Bermann received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the United of Toronto and is currently an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Smith College. She has published articles in formal semantics and logic, philosophy of language, and computational linguistics.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Basic Notions of Logic
Chapter 2: Sentential Logic: Symbolization and Syntax
Chapter 3: Sentential Logic: Semantics
Chapter 4: Sentential Logic: Truth-Trees
Chapter 5: Sentential Logic: Derivations
Chapter 6: Sentential Logic: Metatheory
Chapter 7: Predicate Logic: Symbolization and Syntax