Logic for philosophy

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Oxford University Press, Jan 22, 2010 - Philosophy - 289 pages
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Logic for Philosophy is an introduction to logic for students of contemporary philosophy. It is suitable both for advanced undergraduates and for beginning graduate students in philosophy. It covers (i) basic approaches to logic, including proof theory and especially model theory, (ii) extensions of standard logic that are important in philosophy, and (iii) some elementary philosophy of logic. It emphasizes breadth rather than depth. For example, it discusses modal logic and counterfactuals, but does not prove the central metalogical results for predicate logic (completeness, undecidability, etc.) Its goal is to introduce students to the logic they need to know in order to read contemporary philosophical work. It is very user-friendly for students without an extensive background in mathematics. In short, this book gives you the understanding of logic that you need to do philosophy.

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User Review  - ML Candelario - Goodreads

This book destroyed my brain. In a good way. It seems like a good intermediate book (one in which the treatment of logic assumes you already know the basics and yet it also isn't so advanced that you ... Read full review

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What is Logic?
Prepositional Logic
Beyond Standard Prepositional Logic

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Theodore Sider is Professor of Philosophy at New York University

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