9780192893208

Logic: A Very Short Introduction

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    9780192893208

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-01-18
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative -- yet always balanced and complete -- discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject developed and how it influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all readers an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever area of study one deems important or appealing, whatever topic fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner focuses on three major works, The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence, and distills from them an introduction to Machiavelli of exemplary clarity.

Author Biography


Graham Priest is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Queensland. He has also held positions at the University of St Andrews and the University of Western Australia. He is the author of In Contradiction, Beyond the Limits of Thought, and over 100 articles in philosophy books and journals. He has held visiting positions in universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, and Brazil, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
List of Illustrations
xi
Validity: What Follows from What?
1(6)
Truth Functions-Or Not?
7(10)
Names and Quantifiers: Is Nothing Something?
17(7)
Descriptions and Existence: Did the Greeks Worship Zeus?
24(7)
Self-Reference: What is this Chapter About?
31(7)
Necessity and Possibility: What Will be Must be?
38(9)
Conditionals: What's in an If?
47(8)
The Future and the Past: Is Time Real?
55(8)
Identity and Change: Is Anything Ever the Same?
63(7)
Vagueness: How do you Stop Sliding down a Slippery Slope?
70(8)
Probability: The Strange Case of the Missing Reference Class
78(8)
Inverse Probability: You can't be Indifferent About it!
86(8)
Decision Theory: Great Expectations
94(8)
A Little History and Some Further Reading
102(9)
Glossary 111(6)
Problems 117(4)
Bibliography 121(2)
General Index 123(4)
Index of Names 127

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