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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 7/1/1998.
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The explosive progress of logic, since Frege, has produced applications in linguistics, mathematics and computer science. Students and practitioners of any of these fields, and of philosophy, will find this book an excellent reference or introduction. Now expanded to include non-classical logic, logic for the computer, and more. The central concepts are explained as they come into play in informal writing and conversationshy;shy;--argument, validity, relevance, and so on. This study guide progresses to concepts such as probability calculus.
Table of Contents
Argument Structure. Argument Evaluation. Propositional Logic. The Propositional Calculus. The Logic of Categorical Statements. Predicate Logic. The Predicate Calculus. Fallacies. Induction. The Probability Calculus. Further Developments in Formal Logic.