An Introduction to Logic : Using Natural Deduction, Real Arguments, A Little History and Some Humour Paperback / softback
Richard Arthur's Natural Deduction provides a wide-ranging introduction to logic.
In lively and readable prose, Arthur presents a new approach to the study of logic, one that seeks to integrate methods of argument analysis developed in modern ""informal logic"" with natural deduction techniques.
The dry bones of logic are given flesh by unusual attention to the history of the subject, from Pythagoras, the Stoics, and Indian Buddhist logic, through Lewis Carroll, Venn, and Boole, to Russell, Frege, and Monty Python.
In this new edition, more exercises have been added and others have been updated and replaced.
Also included are some clarifications of the notions of explanation, validity and formal validity, a more detailed discussion of derivation strategies, and another rule of inference, Reiteration.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 440 pages
- Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/11/2016
- Category: Philosophy: logic
- ISBN: 9781554813322