An Invitation to Formal Reasoning: The Logic of Terms

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Ashgate, 2000 - Philosophy - 260 pages
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An Invitation to Formal Reasoning introduces the discipline of formal logic by means of a powerful new system formulated by Fred Sommers. This system, term logic, is different in a number of ways from the standard system employed in modern logic; most striking is its greater simplicity and naturalness. Borrowing insights from Aristotle's syllogistic, Scholastic logicians, Leibniz, and the 19th century British algebraists, term logic takes its syntax directly from natural language. Its naturalness is the result of its ability to stay close to the forms of sentences usually found in every day discourse.
Written by the founders of the term logic approach, An Invitation to Formal Reasoning is a unique introduction and exploration of this new system, offering numerous exercises and examples throughout the text. Summarizing the standard system of mathematical logic to set term logic in context, and showing how the two systems compare, this book presents an alternative approach to standard modern logic for those studying formal logic, philosophy of language or computer theory.

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Contents

Reasoning 1 Introduction
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The Form of an Argument
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The Form of Singular Statements
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