Category: Logic

  • The Puzzler's Elusion: A Tale of Fraud, Pursuit, and the Art of Logic

    Genius mathematician, Dr. Dennis Shasha, right here units out his most modern book-length mind-twister. made of many smaller segments, a few of which are solved via ten year-olds and a few that are more difficult, the detective paintings calls for not more than highschool geometry and junior highschool algebra. In each case, mind's eye trumps knowledge.

    The puzzles are set in a bigger tale of a mathematical detective named Dr. Ecco, his nephew and niece, and Professor Scarlet, the narrator. Scarlet is largely the Watson to Dr. Ecco's Sherlock Holmes, asking the questions a reader could ask. each one puzzle is posed in a believable if imaginary real-life atmosphere. There aren't any hidden proof, no abduction the following, simply deductive common sense and mathematical thought.

    Overlaying those puzzles are the ramblings of Dr Ecco's previous nemesis, Benjamin Baskerhound. He appears to be like at the run, yet he is attempting to inform Ecco his whereabouts in a fashion that in basic terms Ecco will comprehend. The proof builds up and readers are invited to ship of their suggestions. The winner will obtain a pre-paid journey to the house of recent arithmetic, Sir Isaac Newton's Greenwich Observatory.
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  • A Concise Introduction to Logic

    Unsurpassed for its readability and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE creation TO good judgment is the number 1 introductory good judgment e-book out there. during this 12th variation, Hurley maintains to construct upon the culture of a lucid, targeted, and available presentation of the elemental material of common sense, either formal and casual. The edition's new Previews attach a section's content material to real-life eventualities, utilizing daily examples to "translate" new notions and phrases into strategies that readers surprising with the subject material can relate to. an in depth, conscientiously sequenced number of workouts publications readers towards better talent with the abilities they're studying.
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  • Logic: The Basics

    By J. C. Beall

    Common sense: the fundamentals is a hands-on advent to the philosophically alive box of logical inquiry. masking either classical and non-classical theories, it offers the various center notions of good judgment comparable to validity, easy connectives, id, ‘free logic’ and extra. This book:
    introduces a few simple principles of good judgment from a semantic and philosophical perspective
    uses logical final result because the focal proposal throughout
    considers the various controversies and rival logics that make for this kind of full of life field
    This obtainable advisor contains bankruptcy summaries and proposals for extra examining in addition to workouts and pattern solutions all through. it's an excellent creation for these new to the learn of good judgment in addition to these looking to achieve the competence and abilities had to circulate to extra complex paintings in good judgment.
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic (Dover Books on Mathematics)

    By Raymond M. Smullyan

    Written by way of an inventive grasp of mathematical good judgment, this introductory textual content combines tales of serious philosophers, quotations, and riddles with the basics of mathematical good judgment. writer Raymond Smullyan deals transparent, incremental displays of adverse common sense techniques. He highlights every one topic with artistic reasons and particular problems.
    Smullyan's obtainable narrative presents memorable examples of thoughts on the topic of proofs, propositional common sense and first-order common sense, incompleteness theorems, and incompleteness proofs. extra subject matters contain undecidability, combinatoric common sense, and recursion idea. appropriate for undergraduate and graduate classes, this booklet also will amuse and enlighten mathematically minded readers. 2014 version.
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  • Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics: Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics)

    This vintage undergraduate textual content via an eminent educator acquaints scholars with the basic ideas and strategies of arithmetic. as well as introducing many noteworthy ancient figures from the eighteenth during the mid-twentieth centuries, the ebook examines the axiomatic process, set idea, countless units, the linear continuum and the genuine quantity procedure, and teams. extra subject matters contain the Frege-Russell thesis, intuitionism, formal platforms, mathematical good judgment, and the cultural atmosphere of mathematics.
    Students and academics will locate that this stylish remedy covers an unlimited volume of fabric in one quite concise and readable quantity. each one bankruptcy concludes with a suite of difficulties and a list of advised readings. an in depth bibliography and priceless indexes finish the text.
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  • Elements of Set Theory

    By Herbert B. Enderton

    This can be an introductory undergraduate textbook in set conception. In arithmetic nowadays, primarily every little thing is a suite. a few wisdom of set concept is important a part of the heritage each person wishes for extra learn of arithmetic. it's also attainable to review set conception for its personal interest--it is a topic with intruiging effects anout uncomplicated items. This e-book begins with fabric that no-one can do with no. there isn't any finish to what should be discovered of set concept, yet here's a starting.
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  • Critical Thinking

    By Brooke Noel Moore

    The 1st built-in application designed particularly for the serious considering direction, Moore & Parker's Critical Thinking teaches scholars the abilities they wish with a view to imagine for themselves-skills they're going to name upon during this direction, in different university classes, and on this planet that awaits. The authors' useful and available technique illustrates center innovations with concrete real-world examples, wide perform routines, and a considerate set of pedagogical gains. attach and LearnSmart for severe considering coalesce in a hugely adaptive studying surroundings the place each one scholar will get the unique aid she or he wishes for extra effective mastery in fact concepts.

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  • In Contradiction: A Study of the Transconsistent

    By Graham Priest

    In Contradiction advocates and defends the view that there are real contradictions (dialetheism), a view that flies within the face of orthodoxy in Western philosophy due to the fact Aristotle. The ebook has been on the middle of the controversies surrounding dialetheism ever in view that its first ebook in 1987. This moment version of the ebook considerably expands upon the unique in a variety of methods, and in addition comprises the author's reflections on advancements over the past 20 years. additional elements of dialetheism are mentioned within the significant other quantity, Doubt fact to be a Liar, additionally released through Oxford collage Press in 2006.
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  • The Argument of Mathematics (Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, Volume 30)

    Written by means of specialists within the box, this quantity offers a finished research into the connection among argumentation thought and the philosophy of mathematical perform. Argumentation concept reports reasoning and argument, and particularly these features now not addressed, or now not addressed good, through formal deduction. The philosophy of mathematical perform diverges from mainstream philosophy of arithmetic within the emphasis it areas on what nearly all of operating mathematicians really do, instead of on mathematical foundations.

    The e-book starts off by way of first not easy the idea that there's no position for casual common sense in arithmetic. subsequent, it information the usefulness of argumentation conception within the realizing of mathematical perform, supplying an impressively assorted set of examples, overlaying the historical past of arithmetic, arithmetic schooling and, probably strangely, formal facts verification. From there, the booklet demonstrates that arithmetic additionally bargains a necessary testbed for argumentation thought. insurance concludes by means of protecting cognizance to mathematical argumentation because the foundation for brand spanking new views at the philosophy of arithmetic. ​
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  • Introducing Logic: A Graphic Guide

    By Dan Cryan, Sharron Shatil, Bill Mayblin

    Good judgment is the spine of Western civilization, preserving jointly its platforms of philosophy, technology and legislations. but regardless of logic's greatly stated value, it is still an unbroken seal for lots of, because of its heavy use of jargon and mathematical symbolism.This publication follows the ancient improvement of common sense, explains the symbols and techniques concerned and explores the philosophical matters surrounding the subject in an easy-to-follow and pleasant demeanour. it is going to take you thru the impression of common sense on clinical procedure and many of the sciences from physics to psychology, and may exhibit you why pcs and electronic know-how are only one other case of common sense in motion.
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