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Logic A Very Short Introduction

ISBN-10: 0192893203
ISBN-13: 9780192893208
Edition: 2000
Authors: Graham Priest
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Description: Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. Graham Priest explores the philosophical roots of the subject, explaining how modern formal logic addresses many issues.

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. Graham Priest explores the philosophical roots of the subject, explaining how modern formal logic addresses many issues.

Graham Priest is Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melobourne, and Arche Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews

Preface
Validity: What Follows from What?
Truth Functions - or Not?
Names and Quantifiers: is Nothing Something?
Descriptions and Existence: Did the Greeks Worship Zeus?
Self-Reference: What is This Chapter About?
Necessity and Possibility: What Will Be Must Be?
Conditionals: What's in an If?
The Future and the Past: is Time Real?
Identity and Change: is Anything Ever the Same?
Vagueness: How Do You Stop Sliding Down a Slippery Slope?
Probability: the Strange Case of the Missing Reference Class
Inverse Probabitity: You Can't Be Indifferent about It!
Decision Theory
A Little History and Some Further Reading
Glossary
Problems
Bibliography
General Index
Index of Names

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