Logic : a very short introduction / Graham Priest.
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- ISBN: 0192893203
- ISBN: 9780192893208
- Physical Description: 140 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
- Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-122) ... Read More
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1. Validity : what follows from what? -- 2. Truth ... Read More
"Logic is often perceived as an esoteric subject, ... Read More
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Summary: "Logic is often perceived as an esoteric subject, having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively and accessible introduction, Graham Priest shows how wrong this conception is. He explores the philosophical roots of the subject, explaining how modern formal logic deals with issues ranging from the existence of God and the reality of time to paradoxes of self-reference, change, and probability. Along the way, the book explains the basic ideas of formal logic in simple, non-technical terms, as well as the philosophical pressures to which these have responded. This is a book for anyone who has ever been puzzled by a piece of reasoning."--BOOK JACKET.