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Thinking About Logic An Introduction to the Philosophy of Logic

Thinking About Logic An Introduction to the Philosophy of Logic
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  • ISBN-13: 9780192892386
  • ISBN: 019289238X
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated

AUTHOR

Read, Stephen

SUMMARY

In this book, Stephen Read sets out to rescue logic from its undeserved reputation as an inflexible, dogmatic discipline by demonstrating that its technicalities and processes are founded on assumptions which are themselves amenable to philosophical investigation. He examines the fundamental principles of consequence, logical truth and correct inference within the context of logic, and shows that the principles by which we delineate consequences are themselves not guaranteed free from error. Central to the notion of truth is the beguiling issue of paradox. Its philosophical value, Read shows, lies in exposing the invalid assumption on which the paradox is built. Thinking About Logic also discusses logical puzzles which introduce questions relating to language, the world, and their relationship.Read, Stephen is the author of 'Thinking About Logic An Introduction to the Philosophy of Logic', published 1995 under ISBN 9780192892386 and ISBN 019289238X.

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