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  - Adam Omelianchuk - Goodreads

We used this text for our advanced logic class, and like all logic books there is a good, a bad, and an ugly. First the good. Sider is an awesome writer; every chapter begins with a wonderfully clear ... Read full review

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Contents

What is Logic?
1
Prepositional Logic
25
Beyond Standard Prepositional Logic
67
Copyright

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Theodore Sider is Professor of Philosophy at New York University

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