The Logic of Our Language: An Introduction to Symbolic Logic

The Logic of Our Language: An Introduction to Symbolic Logic

By: Melanie L. McLeod (author), Rodger L. Jackson (author)Paperback

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The Logic of Our Language teaches the practical and everyday application of formal logic. Rather than overwhelming the reader with abstract theory, Jackson and McLeod show how the skills developed through the practice of logic can help us to better understand our own language and reasoning processes. The authors' goal is to draw attention to the patterns and logical structures inherent in our spoken and written language by teaching the reader how to translate English sentences into formal symbols. Other logical tools, including truth tables, truth trees, and natural deduction, are then introduced as techniques for examining the properties of symbolized sentences and assessing the validity of arguments. A substantial number of practice questions are offered both within the book itself and as interactive activities on a companion website.

About Author

Rodger L. Jackson is Professor of Philosophy at Richard Stockton College.Melanie L. McLeod is an instructor of philosophy at Richard Stockton College.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781554811847
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9781554811847
  • ISBN10: 1554811848

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