Beginning Logic

Author: E.J. Lemmon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412380907

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 651

The aim of this book is to provide an exposition of elementary formal logic. The course, which is primarily intended for first-year students who have no previous knowledge of the subject, forms a working basis for more advanced reading and is presented in such a way as to be intelligible to the layman. The nature of logic is examined with the gradual introduction of worked samples showing how to distinguish the sound statement from the unsound. Arguments whose soundness cannot be proved by propositional calculus are discussed, and it is shown how formalization can reveal the logical form of arguments. The final section of the book deals with the application of the predicate calculus as applied in various other fields of logic.
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A Teaching Companion to Lemmon's Beginning Logic

Author: George F. Schumm

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915144655

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

View: 9664

This brief volume supplements Lemmon's classic introductory logic text with almost 200 new exercises, many of them solved, solutions to selected exercises in Beginning Logic itself, a helpful commentary on Lemmon’s use of key technical terms, alternative formulations, and advice to students.
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Beginning Logic

Author: E. J. Lemmon

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915144501

Category: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical

Page: 225

View: 6978

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Beginning Links to Logic - Grades 2-4

Author: Tiffany Rosengarten

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0228301106

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 48

View: 6823

Welcome to the beginner’s world of logic! Logical thinking is a lifelong skill that is developed, practiced, and even enjoyed. The reproducible activities and puzzles in the five sections of this book are designed to teach students to think through problems. Sections include deductive reasoning puzzles, math-based puzzles, language arts puzzles, following directions, and riddles. Students will develop a process of identifying the question, gathering the necessary information, analyzing this information, and finding a solution. A lifetime of logical thinking awaits your students—start them on a positive path with Beginning Links to Logic!
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Beginning Links to Logic - Grades 1-2

Author: Sara Inskeep,Bonnie J. Krueger

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 142910399X

Category: Games

Page: 48

View: 5314

Welcome to the beginner's world of logic! Lots of short puzzles and games are designed to help develop critical-thinking skills in young students.
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The Opening of Hegel's Logic

From Being to Infinity

Author: Stephen Houlgate

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557532572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

View: 7025

Hegel is one of the most important modern philosophers, whose thought influenced the development of existentialism, Marxism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. Yet Hegel's central text, the monumental Science of Logic, still remains for most philosophers (both figuratively and literally) a firmly closed book. The purpose of The Opening of Hegel's Logic is to dispel the myths that surround the Logic and to show that Hegel's unjustly neglected text is a work of extraordinary subtlety and insight. Part One of The Opening of Hegel's Logic argues that the Logic provides a rigorous derivation of the fundamental categories of thought and contrasts Hegel's approach to the categories with that of Kant. It goes on to examine the historical and linguistic presuppositions of Hegel's self-critical, "presuppositionless" logic and, in the process, considers several signifi-cant criticisms of such logic advanced by Schelling, Feuerbach, Gadamer, and Kierkegaard. Separate chapters are devoted to the relation between logic and ontology in Hegel's Logic and to the relation between the Logic itself and the Phenomenology. Part Two contains the text - in German and English - of the first two chapters of Hegel's Logic, which cover such categories as being, becoming, something, limit, finitude, and infinity. Part Three then provides a clear and accessible commentary on these two chapters that both examines Hegel's arguments in detail and relates his insights to those of other philosophers, such as Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and Levinas. The Opening of Hegel's Logic aims to help students and scholars read Hegel's often formidably difficult text for themselves and discover the wealth of philosophical riches that it contains. It also argues that Hegel's project of a presuppositionless science of logic is one that deserves serious consideration today.
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Balance Benders Beginning

Logic and Algebraic Reasoning Puzzles

Author: Robert Femiano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781601442253

Category: Algebra

Page: 48

View: 8107

Presents reproducible worksheets designed to help students develop deductive thinking and pre-algebra skills through balance puzzles that focus on algebraic thinking concepts.
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Following Directions

Beginning Links to Logic

Author: Sara Inskeep

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1773441639

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 10

View: 8933

A lifetime of logical thinking awaits your students—start them on a positive path with Beginning Links to Logic! The reproducible worksheets in this packet are designed to teach students to follow directions. By doing so, students will solve riddles, find hidden treasure, make paper pets, and more. The worksheets can be used individually, in groups, to supplement lessons, or to start and end the day.
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Balance Benders Beginning

Logic and Algebraic Reasoning Puzzles

Author: Robert Femiano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781601442253

Category: Algebra

Page: 48

View: 8920

Presents reproducible worksheets designed to help students develop deductive thinking and pre-algebra skills through balance puzzles that focus on algebraic thinking concepts.
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Beginning Digital Electronics Through Projects

Author: Andrew Singmin

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780750672696

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 1808

This follow-up to "Beginning Analog Electronics Through Projects" offers readers more practical electronics circuit theory and building techniques with over a dozen useful digital experiments. Step-by-step instructions help readers learn techniques for component identification, soldering, troubleshooting, and more.
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Decision Points

Boolean Logic for Computer Users and Beginning Online Searchers

Author: Janaye Matteson Houghton,Robert S. Houghton

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086724

Category: Computers

Page: 155

View: 4381

Aiming to teach students information retrieval skills and build information literacy, this book offers a simplified explanation of Boolean Logic and how it is used for online searching as well as reproducible worksheets.
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An Introduction to Hegel's Logic

Author: Justus Hartnack

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872204249

Category: Philosophy

Page: 126

View: 1423

Justus Hartnack provides a highly accessible, philosophically astute introduction to Hegel's logic--one of those rare books that rewards readers at any level of sophistication--and the ideal text for students about to embark on the study of this challenging topic.
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Beginning Access 2007 VBA

Author: Denise Gosnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470046848

Category: Computers

Page: 547

View: 9495

Accompanied by source code and an online Web site, a hands-on manual designed to help users take Access databases to the next level describes how to use VBA with a variety of Access applications, covering such topics as object-oriented programming, using ActiveX Data Objects, creating reports and Web content, and integrating other Office applications. Original. (Intermediate)
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Formal Logic

Its Scope and Limits

Author: Richard Jeffrey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 162466606X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 7822

The first beginning logic text to employ the tree method--a complete formal system of first-order logic that is remarkably easy to understand and use--this text allows students to take control of the nuts and bolts of formal logic quickly, and to move on to more complex and abstract problems. The tree method is elaborated in manageable steps over five chapters, in each of which its adequacy is reviewed; soundness and completeness proofs are extended at each step, and the decidability proof is extended at the step from truth functions to the logic of nonoverlapping quantifiers with a single variable, after which undecidability is demonstrated by example. The first three chapters are bilingual, with arguments presented twice, in logical notation and in English. The last three chapters consider the discoveries defining the scope and limits of formal methods that marked logic’s coming of age in the 20th century: Godel’s completeness and incompleteness theorems for first and second-order logic, and the Church-Turing theorem on the undecidability of first-order logic. This new edition provides additional problems, solutions to selected problems, and two new Supplements: Truth-Functional Equivalence reinstates material on that topic from the second edition that was omitted in the third, and Variant Methods, in which John Burgess provides a proof regarding the possibility of modifying the tree method so that it will always find a finite model when there is one, and another, which shows that a different modification—once contemplated by Jeffrey--can result in a dramatic speed--up of certain proofs.
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Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

Author: Mark Rollins

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430264373

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 8326

Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 shows you how to create new fun and fantastic creations with the new EV3 programmable brick along with other new EV3 pieces and features. You'll learn the language of the EV3 brick, and then go on to create a variety of programmable vehicles using MINDSTORMS and Technic parts. You'll then move into creating robot parts, including robotic arms. You'll even learn how to make different types of MINDSTORMS walkers. Finally, you'll learn how to incorporate light and sound into your amazing EV3 creations. Whether you're a MINDSTORMS enthusiast wanting to know more about EV3, a robotics competitor, or just a LEGO fan who wants to learn all about what EV3 can do, Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 will give you the knowledge you need. Note: the printed book is in black and white. The Kindle and ebook versions are in color (black and white on black and white Kindles).
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Rhetoric and Argumentation in the Beginning of the XX Century

Author: Henrique Jales Ribeiro

Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press

ISBN: 9898074779

Category: Logic

Page: 312

View: 1445

This book is the edition of the Proceedings of the International Colloquium “Rhetoric and Argumentation in the Beginning of the XXIst Century” which was held at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra, in October 2-4, 2008, and was organized by Henrique Jales Ribeiro, Joaquim Neves Vicente and Rui Alexandre Grácio. The main purpose of the Colloquium was to commemorate the publication in 1958 of the books La nouvelle rhétorique: Traité de l’argumentation, and The Uses of Arguments, by, respectively, C. Perelman/L. Olbrechts-Tyteca, and S. Toulmin. But another important goal was to take stock of the state of rhetoric and argumentation theory at the beginning of a new century. It was a unique event, without parallel in Portugal and worldwide - considering its theme and its aims -, which gathered some of the World’s most renowned rhetoric and argumentation theorists: Alan Gross, Douglas Walton, Erik Krabbe, Frans V. Eemeren, F. Snoeck Henkemans, Guy Haarscher, John Anthony Blair, Marianne Doury, Oswald Ducrot, Ruth Amossy. The book includes a variety of very important contributions to rhetoric and argumentation theory, ranging from those that naturally fall within the subject matter, to the areas of philosophy, linguistics, communication theory, education theory and law theory. The “art”, as it was called in the Medieval curricula, is no longer a discipline amongst others and has became, according to the view of some specialists and largely owing to Perelman and Toulmin influences, a “new paradigm” of rationality for our age, which auspiciously encompasses all fields of knowledge and culture. The book is divided into five parts: I- Historical and philosophical studies on the influences of Perelman and Toulmin; II- Studies in argumentation theory; III- Linguistic approaches to argumentation theory; IV- Rhetoric; and communication theory / education theory approaches to argumentation; and V- Law theory approaches to argumentation.
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Logic

Author: Paul Tomassi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134705913

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Bringing elementary logic out of the academic darkness into the light of day, Paul Tomassi makes logic fully accessible for anyone attempting to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject. Including student-friendly exercises, illustrations, summaries and a glossary of terms, Logic introduces and explains: * The Theory of Validity * The Language of Propositional Logic * Proof-Theory for Propositional Logic * Formal Semantics for Propositional Logic including the Truth-Tree Method * The Language of Quantificational Logic including the Theory of Descriptions. Logic is an ideal textbook for any logic student: perfect for revision, staying on top of coursework or for anyone wanting to learn about the subject. Related downloadable software for Macs and PCs is available for this title at www.logic.routledge.com.
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Elementary Logic

Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674244511

Category: Philosophy

Page: 129

View: 4092

Now much revised since its first appearance in 1941, this book, despite its brevity, is notable for its scope and rigor. It provides a single strand of simple techniques for the central business of modern logic. Basic formal concepts are explained, the paraphrasing of words into symbols is treated at some length, and a testing procedure is given for truth-function logic along with a complete proof procedure for the logic of quantifiers. Fully one third of this revised edition is new, and presents a nearly complete turnover in crucial techniques of testing and proving, some change of notation, and some updating of terminology. The study is intended primarily as a convenient encapsulation of minimum essentials, but concludes by giving brief glimpses of further matters.
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